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: North America
File Sharing in the United states will be taken away as all of our other rights have already been taken away. Providing the Dept Of Home Land Security Dose not shut down the web all together. File sharing will keep evolving and adapting. In a way getting more back to the streets. Even if DHS dose shut it down. We will just...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
i download almost every day, and i love it! movies direct to your disposal for free ! i live in Holland and downloading is there legal so Im very happy with that and its my opinion that it shut be everywhere legal because they cant control it so they need to corporate with it greetings form Holland
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Ideas may not be owned, they can only be understood.
Gender: Female
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
I am very happy that all this happened during my lifetime. I feel very grateful to the people that upload all this wonderful material. I cant guess the future of the internet but each morning Im saying to myself: Thanks God is still there!
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I think that there are many people who participate in file-sharing not because they want to steal or simply consume media for free, but because they have deeply held beliefs about information being free for the sake of the advancement of society. I think the popularity of file-sharing indicates how dissatisfied customers a...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
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Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
My country has been fairly tolerant with file sharing, but Im sure it will follow other EU countries in becoming strict. I think that until affordable alternatives (ie. Netflix, iTunes) are provided, governments cannot expect people to refrain from sharing copyright materials. (I note here that the act of file sharing is i...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
In Australia, we have virtually no access to paid online media content. Also, our internet is not reliable enough to stream, making torrents a better option. Torrents are the only method to watch things conveniently. Eventually, companies should start making there content online VERY CHEAPLY, then people will use it for th...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
bad bad