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: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think, eventually, the market will move toward filesharing, like it has with itunes, hulu, netflix, etc. Only on a wider scale.
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
Theres a great deal of hysteria and frothing lawyers in the states regarding file sharing. Ultimately I think the people always win, and file sharing is a tool of and for the people. I hope to see more people relying less on commercial media providers and making, sharing and enjoying their own created media.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
:)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
They say the only thing thats keeping filesharing alive is because it is free. I think it is because its easy and fast. When my friend has a song I like, it is ten times easier to copy it than buy it on iTunes. Thats what I think is keeping this alive, the fact that it is user-friendly. For the future, I think things will...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Rösta Pirat!
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
Australia: In practice, laws target people who distribute media rather than those who download. While the law is cracking down on users, most individuals are able to get away with a small amount of downloading. Most internet providers in Australia severely restrict monthly download limits, meaning that most users are small...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
I believe file-sharing is a no-way back, and it will grow larger everyday. Why would you pay for something that you can have for free, and with nowadays internet connections, you can have it within minutes.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
i want to pay! make it possible for me to pay it. A FAIR PRICE
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
"I believe file-sharing to be the most simple and noble thing to do because sharing is caring. Nobody is getting economical damage from either movies, tv shows or music being shared on the internet, its all jibberish. The truth is that not everyone can afford the ridiculous prices that the Media Industry demands. It sadd...