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: Asia
it is very important the file sharing! The right to share, is my right!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
If buying music, movies and games wouldnt be so freaking expensive filesharing wouldnt exist. Filesharing is the result of too high prices. The companys are just trying to make more money by erasing a good rival.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
People here download lots of torrents because here in my country, Brazil, we dont have acess to a lot of things because they dont import or if we import sometimes is very high taxed in 60%, or movies that need lot of time to arrive at the cinemas here, very poor quality cinemas. I the most important thing, we have lots, lo...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Oceania
Traditional methods of media distrubition are, technology wise, dead. We were promised in the Eighties of living in a paperless society but that is a joke. If movies were available electronicly (peer-to-peer, or other) where ownership is transfered to end user, and the price is reasonable $1 or $2 per movie, then the Indus...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Africa
In South Africa the largest hindrance (though it is obviously still possible) to file sharing is the slow and expensive broadband. We still arrange huge (100+ people) file sharing LANs because of the state of broadband. Regional motivations for file sharing are lack of immediate availability (esp. for TV shows) and difficu...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
tighter regulations more competent file sharing community more competent anti-piracy teams ... less file sharing
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
File sharing in Mexico is widespread. Despite being close to the US and thus under their cultural influence, we often do not have access to their TV shows, and movies often take more than a month to get to cinemas. These are obtained off the internet. In regards to music, even local music is not impervious to piracy, with ...
Gender: Female
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
i love the pirate bay.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
1.file sharing should be free 2. in my country is still free and the law is ok with it 3.i think later on there will be no control of sharing it will be free and thats good 4. after all sharing is caring :)