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: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
In Brazil, the exportation taxes and final price of the products are way too high. The freedom that file-sharing brings to us shouldnt be taken away. If taken, government will pay in a very high price.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I believe that in the future most of the media will be free and made by amatures or communitys much like open source software is made today. Because as technology will be cheaper and faster and that will allow non profit people and communitys to make advanced film and music free.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
I see two main reasons file-sharing is so popular. These are: - access to material - ability to trial the material Firstly access. I currently live in China (I am not Chinese). As such, I have very very limited access to media (movies, music, TV programs, books, software etc etc). While the copyright holders may say I th...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I love file shring!!! :-D
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
Meh. We are all doomed.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
In India (home country) , there is no strict enforcement of the cyber laws. Hence there is a lot of piracy. However, that could change once the laws are enforced. I foresee a global crackdown on piracy, but file sharing (& internet) will evolve in ways that only time will tell.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
90% of what the world plays on tv is not played in my country new or old they never complete a tv series to the end they rarely have scifi shows (they dont like scifi) 9 out of 10 shows never make it to my country & to buy they are to expensive 60 more than uk prices its cheaper to download some shows never make it at a...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I love file-sharing since thanks to that Ive seen, heard and experienced more than I could ever have done otherwise, be it due to lack of money or the simple thing that a lot of stuff Ive seen and heard is not sold nor advertised for here where I live (think anime and j-pop for example). Was a game I wanted once, Majesty 2...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
As a consumer I find myself constantly downloading content I already own in a DRM free format. I feel like DRM limits my ability to to use or copy my content in a manner that would/should fall under fair use.