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
I do not know anybody who buy anything. Only torrents. I dont think that in Ukraine in nearest 10-20 years something will change.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
Trying to limit file-sharing is nothing more than a game of whack-a-mole. People will find new ways to do it and nothing the government does will stop them. That is the way it has always been. As long as media are obscenely expensive, people will find ways to obtain them less expensively.
Gender: Female
Age: 66 years and older
Continent: Africa
HELLO IS THIS REALLIFE?
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
most people just download for themselves. I cant stress enough that a download is not a lost sale. Sure I download a lot of stuff but I would never buy it. I more or less just download because its available. Artists need to adapt. An awesome example is author Scott Sigler. He was the inventor of podcasting novels. H...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
i belive that in music, concerst will be more popular when music is free.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
sharing thru androidphones without server i.e. when u get close to others we start sharing.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
I believe quality stuffs should be accessible and affordable to everyone!! This dream of mine is well met by the help of sites like TPB.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
"In terms of file sharing online, I think that it will continue as long as the hard physical mediums (i.e. CDs, DVDs) are so overpriced. Getting originals are nice because you get a case and some nice artwork, but the prices are absurd. In terms of how it looks here, in Mexico City, piracy is blatant and extremely widespre...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think the semantic web will be the next big thing.