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
I think filesharing is cool and should be allowed everywhere. P2P services are very useful and can help to distribute content without a central server. I do hope so that stupid laws wont lead it to death.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
Information does not have the traditional attributes of a scarce resource, and its free dissemination tends to reveal the intrinsic properties of that information. Information divorced from fixed media reveal that it is in the application of information, rather than the mere possession of it which makes it valuable, and...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I support the creators of computer games through purchases via steam. However I pirate the games beforehand and evaluate its replayability. For tv-shows I see no problem in pirating them as they are already run on tv I just have no time to allocate every week to catch what I want to see. In my opinion the capitalist market...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my home country I believe its not illegal to download media, when it is for private use only. Uploading however is forbidden, because then you give others the possibility to download illegal stuff. If media wasnt so expensive id rather buy it in store, but I cant afford the amounts of media I consume. I would subscribe...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
The Situation in my home country looks bleak, aging politicians guided by lobbyists are slowly eroding not only the internet but our democratic rights. The next big thing will likely be some fork of OneSwarm that is userfriendly enough to achieve a wide installbase.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Hi ! I live in France and the situation here is going to be very hard in a few years I think : Hadopi is up and running but still weak, sadly it wont last long because the beast is going to afraid people using mainstream medias annoucements). But, if widely developped solutions including SSH tunelling in P2P file sharing ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Yes to Torrent, No to Haters / Law. -LOL.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
woop woop.:)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I believe in file-sharing from an idealistic standpoint. It is my belief that entertainment should be free and open, along with the internet. With file sharing, people with little money can still enjoy the music and movies they would not be able to see at will otherwise. I think that media in general is overpriced, and t...