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
Thanks to filesharing I now know that our swedish goverment is corrupt and laws is created by money.
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
Music: Content prices are TOO HIGH. The suits are raking too much off the top and screwing the artists. Films: The crap being made today (with few exceptions) isnt even worth stealing. Again, suits + greed = crap movies.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Government would like to introduce censorship of internet under the cover of protection against child pornography. This would also match banning of p2p networks, as they are also used to share that kind of content. Actually internet is too big and too chaotic for these actions to prevail. I think that file-sharing will onl...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
"The biggest problem is greed. It is impossible to follow rent or buy tv-series leagally. Some sites offer it, but only locally like the UK or the US. Although you can circumvent this via vpn, its ridiculous -internet is global. Likewise, its hard to use a lot of sites, services to view movies because of local thinking -in...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
"i think file-sharing will eventually be outlawed in my country (its already under way). this is very anti-democratic as the government should not interfere in peoples private lives and their use of internet. besides, file-sharing is not a crime, since the original copy is never stolen, only duplicated it can be duplicate...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I think that file-sharing is something that is generally thought of as being this horrible thing that the people who do it should be arrested and those opinions (no offense) in most and my own mind is totally and utterly wrong is wrong. Lets say you were good at piano or something along that sorts and your piano is stolen ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Grim. The next big thing? A dystopian nation. Were already half way there.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
I believe all of us are sick of paying A LOT of money for the things we consume. PAYING 60$ FOR A VIDEO GAME IS RIDICULOUSLY TOO MUCH!. you wonder why pirating is very very strong today ? THERES YOU FRACKING ANSWER!. unlike YOU bunch of fatasses sitting in the office all day, producing software that will cost too much for ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Not a frequent downloader, nor frequent uploader of content. If it warrants being paid for, it is paid for. Most bands would not be popular if someone didnt share their music with others. Movies dont get as much hype except for YouTube(tm) allowing trailers to be posted. If you work, you can see a movie and work is not as ...