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: North America
file sharing is very important to mankind!
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing will always exist, and as laws evolve to compensate there will always be those that follow them, those that bend them, and those that ignore them completely. All things are this way. I feel that people who abuse file sharing for personal monatary gains should be punished. As it is something freely gained, and ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
In my country, it seems that some Parliamentarians are locked in battle with some other Parliamentarians over the issue of net neutrality, bandwidth caps, digital locks, etc. I hope that both sides can get together and hammer out a solution that (hopefully) does not lead to the rights of the greedy publisher/label being sa...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File-sharing will continue to exist, and websites like Hulu do not work at all, because the content is not downloaded (you cannot play it on all of your devices) and is littered with ads (you wouldnt want to watch a movie where it stops every 5 min to play an ad, it ruins the entire experience).
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I Will uses filesharing until there is a good commercial alternative for digital content. I have stop downloading music since iTunes. I dont mind paying for stuff.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
File sharing is a good concept. As we all know, almost any file you need you can easily find in any in P2P network , that is of cause if you know exactly where to look for. as we all know, all the file shearing networks operate under all copyright laws. Instead of thinking about it that way. there are many alternative me...
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
I spent thousands on software and always paid full price.Support I said.then I found if you had a defect or some timeing problem with hardware so things that cost 60 bucks would not work then you were on your own..An example is a drum machine i once bought on floppy disk.The thrashing copy protection caused the machine to ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Overreaching laws will kill it eventually and give power to the governments to spy on absolutely everything we do under the guise of protecting the rights of the giant media associations.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my home country Turkey, due high taxes and, albeit in a lower impact, heavy presence of profit hungry secondary agents such as distributors, prices are extremely high compared to other foreign markets. Thus, we have a strong custom for piracy. Before high speed internet era, streets were filled with pirates selling CDs,...