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: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
File sharing is great, thepiratebay.com is the best website after facebook! Thank you piratebay!
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
:-)
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
if i really like a product, i support the company or individual, by buying their products.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
To put it simply, the governmental body of the United States of America will view file sharing in a grayscale. They support it to an extent and hinder it to an extent.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Well i think the freedom here in the netherlands is kinda cool! If i see other countries where like everything is banned i think: GO HOLLAND! :D But I dont think people should care about file sharing, since it happens, and it will always happen, just like illegal drug use for instance. You can make it illegal, but you wont...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that it is impossible to stop file sharing, because it is a building block of the internet and its philosophy. If people want to share digital media - they will do it in one way or other. I think file sharing is a great way to do promotions for paid stuff. Ex. Games should be something like this: dive the game in c...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
The New Zealand government recently rushed through a draconian law (a few days ago!!) in where ISPs must submit their users who are caught downloading corporations intellectual property (game,s movies etc) to a tribunal where the user is ASSUMED GUILTY!!! And must prove otherwise. Then if they suffer three offenses they m...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
The attempt to weaken of ISP safe harbour laws in Australia is slightly concerning. As BT provides no anonymity, it is forseeable that the community as a whole will eventually move to a new protocol, as they did when the first centralised P2P networks were shut down. Also Other option selected in other file-sharing networ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
i think that file-sharing in central-america is not that rescricted or controlled like in other countries like US, but as you might know, not everyone has a laptop or pc on latin-america. i think that the next big thing could be free access to the internet, like free access points in main places , like malls or shops, at l...