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: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
they are banning it sep 1st which is real sad,heaps of facebook protesters
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
The current trend seems to be that economic interests (e.g. copyright holder organizations) push for legalization to restrict or ban filesharing, and filesharing technology improves as a response. This causes further legalization with unfortunate side effects, such as violation of privacy, holding infrastructure providers ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I hope they slack the rules about filesharing a bit. Find a way to make our existing methods legal, evne if its for a small fee. Most of the reason filesharing exists is because of inflation and the more prices go up, the more filesharing will too. Make things affordable and this will almost eliminate filesharing as its cu...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my home country more than half of my friends use p2p. I dont think someone can do sth to change that situation. File sharing in my opinion its important part of internet. Sharing information and data its reason why i use internet.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
Well, sadly i believe this will end up pushing laws to moderate the internet... hopefully we can stay from that but it is really the only true solution if the US government was to do anything about it... Its as if you are offering free candy to a child, why wouldnt you take it? People always view file-sharing as a bad thin...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
Insofar as reactionaries control my country they will always strive to give more and more public money to billionaires, including by enforcing and extending their mostly bullshit copy rights. The moral and exclusive right of billionaires to the culture of the nation is very unpopular right now with the public, but they spe...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that albeit very old and seemingly going nowhere, torrent sharing is very effective and should be used more commercially (i.e. why dont the commercial companies embed adverts into shows to be downloaded and charge companies per downloaded 1000 and base ratings on that info too?) More importantly, release shows on a...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing allows peopel to access and sample thousands of things that before the invition of the internet and the bit torrent protocal were very slow and used a lot of money on bandwidth. while torrenting negates some of this there are allways those who want to stop something due top failure to understand its potential
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing has been constantly demonized both by television media (commercials, news networks) and audio media (radio and etc.) but the truth is its not nearly as bad as it sounds. If anything file sharing drives sales of products up. Take bands for instance a group of no bodies from rhode island wouldnt get any attent...