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
My friends and I share the same view - that if things were more appropriately priced, I wouldnt download them for free. iTunes does a fairly good job at making me buy songs by pricing individual songs at just 79p - instead of taking the trouble to find it for free, I just buy it, because 79p is virtually nothing. I also ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Dont Tread on Me.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Media as a whole will always be duplicated and distributed in one form or another, and putting laws in place that seek to prevent such actions is somewhat naive at best. Such laws can only change the nature of the beast, while at the same time harming genuine users and their respective rights beyond what is reasonable. Whi...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that thinks that companies thought was a certainity will no longer be such. For example: why are recordcompanies so convinced that they should earn millions of money from just recording, advertising and promoting an artist? The companies will have to adapt. Until they do: file-sharing will adapt to the wishes of t...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Im not well informed regarding the topic, partly due to my own ignorance. I have noticed in the news mention that the government are considering controlling interweb access and that there is huge debate and worry regarding net neutrality. My opinion is that whatever happens, we will adapt to change. File sharing hasnt been...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I mostly consume media or content I would normally not pay for via file-sharing networks, while I rent or watch e.g. movies on theater or at home on blueray/dvd. I consume and pay for consumption of a large portion of the games I play and consume most of my music via spotify nowadays, because it is a service that is much b...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
The wikileaks has shown that the Swedish government is following a set of actions to counter illegal filesharing. This is almost a tutored work from the US giving feedback to Swedish government. This development of controlin internet and the citizens in combination with the extreme right wing movement is a serious threat ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Anarchy now!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Africa
Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.