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: Europe
More alternatives, like spotify and voddler. I hope that many can be free to use. I also hope that game-companys could give out there games for free after perhaps three years, because usually they stop selling the games after a couple of years and those games can be really hard to find and get in a legal way.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
There will always be a thirst for knowledge, and I believe file-sharing just might quench it some day. I truly hope all basic education will be free to all those who seek it.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Here in Bulgaria everyone uses bittorrents.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
Theyll most likely try to regulate the Internet, when it comes to this, people will get angry and start realizing what is going on. Hopefully then causing people to reject these regulations from going into effect.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
we should continue sharing files.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
please stop convict downloaders on the net. We are not criminals.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
1) Internet 2, if adopted, will greatly inhibit the average persons ability to surf and share anonymously. IPv6 in conjunction with Inet2 will provide man-in-the-middle observers the ability to know, with relative accuracy, the true identity of the endpoints of a conversation. 2a) As artists are empowered/enabled to di...
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Hadopi is currently fighting against peer to peer here, but it is not really frightening.