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: Europe
When i was young I used to download i lot, both games, music and movies. Now I get all my music through Spotify Premium, and all my games are either bought through steam (for PC) or bought in store (Xbox). But i miss a proper service for movies and Series. If that existed i would probably be willing to pay some for that too.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I really dont know, I live in Belgium and for the moment we even dont have a government. We more or less have an political crisis. Besides that I have the feeling that Belgium is lagging behind concerning internet. (e.g. very, very few internet providers offer unlimited download capacity)
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I believe file sharing will cause the copyright laws to be reform whether this is for good or bad am not sure. I
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"Adjust the laws. Music was produced long before property-rights were invented, and there was still music being made heard of mozart, bach? So the prophecy that music will cease to being produced is just bogus. I sing! Food recepies does not have property-rights on them, and they are still being invented, neither does fun...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Future of filesharing in my country slowly covering by fog. But I believe...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I dont think anyone can tell for sure regarding the future. Historically the LP, walkman, CDs, etc shaped how musicians had to change their ways if they wanted to live off their music, and piracy is doing that right now. Unless the freedom of the internet is severely restricted, the convenience of piracy will continue to g...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Where i live in the UK most people my age file share. i think that more and more people are discovering it, and using it often. i think that there should be more music files shared in the file sharing community, that is one thing that i am disappointed about.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing, as far as I am concerned, keeps the open market fair and balanced. Companies cannot place ridiculous prices on low quality products in an effort to gouge money from consumers after their files and media hit the internet. People have the opportunity to experience a product before they put the money into a comp...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
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