The largest database of file-sharing demographics ever!

The Survey Bay is a searchable database containing responses from 75.000 users from the global file-sharing mega-site The Pirate Bay, including demographics, information about their p2p habits and thoughts about the future of file-sharing.

The data is released in cooperation with Torrentfreak and free to search and use for all! Read it, use it, share it - and let us know the results! We are very eager to see what can be made with all this data.

Måns Svensson, Stefan Larsson and Marcin de Kaminski
of the Cybernorms Research Group at Lund University Internet Institute, Sweden

Random answers

Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
I dont know exactly where file sharing is going. I thought it would be over when Napster had to go back in the 1990s. Smart people always figure out ways to stay a step ahead of developers. I use file sharing to get programs that I can not afford but need. I dont mind paying for the programs if I had the money. But I ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
If you really appreciate something and want it developed you buy it I hope that in the future file sharing will increases the quality of media because the consumer gets to judge it then pay or not depending on there opinion of it.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I live in Russia, and noone cares about copyright things. Nearly every one internet user download films and music from torrents. Though there is a law, and some times it shows its teeth, but I think it useless. Russian peolpe are used for shareware too much. And noone can do nothing with it. Time will show, but pirates wil...
Gender: Female
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
USA will be continue to be terrible for visible online sharing action. We will over time be forced to go to simpler sharing between a few individuals using methodologies of DVDs, USB stick and other methods like email to transfer files.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that the market might want to innovate, and adapt to the way people behave. A lot of people dont really mind paying for something, but dont want to leave their computer. Things like Steam and the iTunes store will eventually dominate the gaming and film markets. Most people in Holland dont really care about the fac...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing seems to be doing nothing but helping the commercial market. While people are getting things for free, it also helps promote things like games, youre more likely to buy a game if your friend recommended it. File sharing in the united states is seemingly only done in mass with music, followed by tv/movies and t...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
Hollywood/music biz still looks pretty damn rich, cant be that bad!
Gender: Female
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
The Australian internet filter had me worried for a while, but it seems there is nothing that will be passed to stop filesharing
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think media sharing is a fair practice of knowledge. The majority of the population has no idea how to Pirate, but Pirating is a way of life. Sharing Is Caring. I think the future of file sharing will lead to an improved system of trust. A way for the downloader to trust the uploader, ensuring the file isnt garabage nor ...