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: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Most of the shows I download I buy on DVD (boxsets) later, sometimes very much later or not at all. Im not against the industry, Im just annoyed that they havnt figuerd out the internet yet... For crying out loud just look at Apple and take a f-ing hint.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
i think that file sharing will becom biger greater with a fast download speed
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Africa
it has been on the increase and something must be done to stop it.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Here, everyone does it. Its weird if you dont, and no one gets caught.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
I think file-sharing is a really big help for us people. Through file-sharing we can enjoy freewares. I just cant imagine cyberworld without file-sharing. Imagine the people who cant afford original DVDs or softwares, instead of buying a personal computer, theyd probably choose to go to computer shops.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The future of all media is digital distribution. Bandwidth is cheap, and by distributing digitally to millions of buyers instead of hundreds of thousands, prices will be cut down to 1/10 of what they are today. The big media networks and distribution channels will fight, but will lose out in the long run. And we all lived ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Filesharing will go on, but content providers will make better use of onlineshops in the way Apple did. At the momment, even if you would like to buy for e.g. musik, you can not get musik with lossless 16/44 or 24/96 bit resolution online. The content industrie complains but doesn´t make any offers. That´s why I buy che...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
File sharing will prevail . I dont see it stopping in the next few years.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
The day we finally get a gouvernment in Belgium, they probably wont care. The netherlands however are constantly trying to find ways to punch file-sharing in the balls, but Im quite sure their influence over Belgium will not grow (so I dont really care).