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: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Live in Sweden, products as fe. Spotify will be greatly rewarded in the music business. If the same thing exists in the movie business, maybe that will put an end to filesharing, but it will have to be free of commercial, adaptable for all ages and have most movies. Voddler - no thanks.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
I think the most likely outcome is that torrent directories become a pay service, with royalties from torrent file downloads going to artists. I am not against the idea of copyright per se (compared to patents in software - which I believe are a legal quirk due to a US judge not understanding that these are mathematical f...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
There is no need to file-share mp3s any more, due to Wimp or Spotify. However, no valid alternative has emerged for tv-shows nor movies (voddler is too clunky) and hence I shall continue sharing that media until a better legal alternative arrives. File sharing is not about money for me, its about ease of use and portabili...
Gender: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Cant pay for everything if you poor, restrictions makes poor people more uneducated,they not pay for products anyway coz they cant
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
our main isp in the country has blocked access to the pirate bay website to comply with a court order.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Nobody is realy concerned
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
In my country, Croatia, there is enforcement of anti-piracy laws but is mostly directed against businesses (software-wise). Also, as far as music is concerned, we have (actually, importers/producers) to pay this stupid fee for every CD/DVD, device with flash memory and even HARD DRIVES (even those used in datacenters or w...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"The consumers will take control over the market, and the market must adapt - that is the power is back to the consumers. If the consumers like it, they will pay, and the production will receive money. I think more and more media will survive on donations or funds, while the music industry will be pressed to turn to more c...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
It is a grey area, it is not punishable unless i make a personal profit and upload the media myself from my computer since i do not i find i am less in a legal liability then usual.