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 the free speech issue of this generation. Corporate interests in the United States are trying to win a cultural battle with legislation and harsh punishments for offenders, but by doing so they are nailing up their own coffin. No force on Earth can prevent people from sharing with each other. I understan...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Traffic shapping will be the next big problem to deal with, leaving alternatives that arent really that interesting due to secure protocols header sizes (VPNs and other ipsec options).
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
"The situation looks dire in my country the legality of it seems to be fading. I can only hope this freedom persists. The next big thing with file-sharing would be.... Who am I to guess the future?"
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
file sharing rockss
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
In my country, no one ever goes to the video store. And since Netflix, Itunes store and other pay-to watch sites are illegal here, EVERYONE downloads movies. Some still watch we TV but very few. I dont think ive seen an open video store in years. My country is a perfect example on how p2p can consume a countrys ways of liv...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
i loves internet ite a big game for all over the world
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
web must be anarchy. or it will evolve to propagandatool only.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
As big government caves in to the pressure exerted by big business there will be more and more innovative ways to ensure people are given access to the information they want. Remember that copyright was a scam from the outset to keep the powerful in their exalted positions. Nothing has changed.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Central or South America
the situation looks pretty uncertain, the government is looking to apply censorship and start watching what people share, I suppose people will find an alternative to escape this government controls, as usual...