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: North America
I originally come from Russia and situatuion there is totally out of control. I go there sometimes and download hundreds of gigabytes. There is nothing there to stop the spread of piracy i.e. legislation or data protection. In the US people keep poking at piracy but nothing is really done so i download as much as i want to...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I believe that music is universal. IF you are going to make music for money, then you are already fucking yourself. If you are going to make music for the sake of music, why care about file sharing? Shouldnt you be happy that your music is spreading rapidly? Its just me, but it seems like every band is fake nowadays if the...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing in my opinion will evolve in a form of social-networking wich is going to be more and more about the moving of ideas and freedom of speech than to simply download a movie or an mp3 song. In my country the idea of freedom of speech is in pursuit in every day life (bloog writers, forum owners and journalists a...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing will exist for as long as there are files to share. Files are just data, and data is not a physical thing. Its not a physical first-print book. Its not a limited edition CD or LP. It is not a motion picture extravaganza experience. It is a bunch of ones and zeros. It is sound waves, light waves, words and idea...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing is not just a bunch of Cheap People who want to steal peoples work. Do you think it is fair to have to buy a song riddled with DRM that can only work on one device? Also People want to try before they buy and sometimes it helps them. Sure i pirate games but most of those games i buy after pirating... why? Bec...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
For illegal file-sharing, I dont think there is somehing wrong with it. Everyone is telling us how its like stealing money to the owners of the game/song/etc.. but music artists are still rich as f***. I dont think illegal file-sharing harms anyone or anything like that. I personally only buy (CDs, for exemple) when I want...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Nothing can stop file sharing, every one of us have the right to share everything that we want, and yhe law shouldnt stop it, internet is a free space, States must not violate this primary rule. PS: sorry if something is not correct.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
This is just starting to be an issue in Serbia so it is probably going to be necessary for us to protect civil rights with all scientific data we can find. That is why I am very interested in results of your research so if you feel like sharing contact me at *********. ******* Pirate Party Serbia
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
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