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
I do not know
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think the future lies in cloud services and subscription-protected online content.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I think streaming services will take over from file sharing. I almost exclusively download things that i can´t find in the store. The argument that downloading unreleased or still selling titles isn´t stealing is completeley retarded. Because it is essentialy stealing.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Central or South America
With all the increasing access to amazing equipment and technology at lower costs, i hope that huge media conglomerate cease to exist, giving birth to a future os smaller content-production companies. In this new model, the business would be to serve th content creators with technological background to support their cultur...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing would be not be such a big problem if for example record companies acted differently.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I live in Serbia. Its a poor country where few people gather most of the contrys money. The sharing of copyrighted material sounds bad to me, but there really isnt enough money even for the most essential things in life. Idd really like to support people who make music, movies and other stuff I borrow.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
TPTB will eventually take away another good thing. Sooner or later. Fight all you can. That is all.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
As long as media prices are high, there will be some people that want to file share, the only difference is how laws effect it, will it be a widespread system, or a deep underground system buried in the web. There is good, and bad file sharing, examples might be a company that wants to use a peer to peer network to save o...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Spotify has made music file sharing obsolete. A similar service for film would be appreciated.