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
We must destroy the dollar before it destroys us.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
"The entertainment industry is a thorn in the side of technological progress (including file-sharing). I am *hoping* the next big thing is automatic encryption everywhere, with every file-sharing program there is no reason for why the huge conglomerates should be able to read my private data sent across the Internet."
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
For free dissemination of knowledge and the intellectual and moral betterment of individuals and the whole community, its vital that people like myself with very limited finances have access to a wide variety of what popular and alternative cultures have to offer. File sharing is as big a step forward for public education...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
when the national broad band network is implemented file sharing will be easier and faster provided we are not blocked by the government, but as for myself ive had little to no interferance from nay sayers of piracy and file sharing. Sharing is how we were raised, mums would say to there kids share your toys with your sib...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
I dont want to sell my music. Id like to give it away because where I got it, you didnt have to pay for it. - Captain Beefheart, ROLLING STONE Magazine No. 58, May 14, 1970
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
Privacy is under strong attack but there will be a quick rise in the use of encryption, at least in the digital world. Next job is to regain privacy with ie. mobile phones.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I wish Google would just buy the record companies and put an end to their anti creativity behaviour...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
im not sure to be honest and in the uk/ireland pretty relaxed
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I want to see movies and tv-shows. As it is now the only fast and not over pricy alternative is with file-sharing. Spotify has allready solved the problem with music but for movies and tv-shows the available online services are to pricy and to hard to use!