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
The #1 reason as to why I download stuff, mostly movies and tv-series, ilegally is because its almost never (if ever?) available legally at the same time. You have two choices - grabbing a torrent and being able to enjoy a movie within 5 to 30 minutes, or waiting 3-6 months before you can actually get it in a legal manner?...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
file sharing provide us with access to all new tv shows//movies//music which in my country wont be available for a quite some time, and when they will theyll air on tv in specific time, and with commercials and not in so good quality. this way i can watch what i want when i want. theres no itunes in my country so even if i...
Gender: Female
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Central or South America
Acho que vai haver alguma forma de controle do direito autoral e o fim da troca de arquivos p2p,mas isso a muito longo praso
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Well, i like to think of file sharing, and sharing as a whole as a natural step in human evolution. It is obvious that we have more than we actually need, so the next natural thing should be to share it. In my country, law is selectively applied, and the artists themselves do not see much profit from their art, visual, aud...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that if I buy a cd at anytime in my life and it getz scratched well I should be entitled to a copy of that cd through file sharing and I also think that if the entertainment industry were fleecing people for years with the problem I mentioned above (scratched) so all the money they got should cover de cost of de fi...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I find it to bea great way to vet the best content then i go out and buy it after I know its good.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Ideas are by definition intellectual property. The aim of TV, film, books, music is to allow the ideas produced by few talented artists, to be accessible by many people, by reproduction technologies. Previously, distributors were required to help utilise technology, such as print, film, records, to spread the ideas and cre...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
I think sensible approaches like Booklending.com, which allow people to legally and legitimately share their digital content, will make illegal file sharing less commonplace in the future. Also, as inexpensive services like Netflix thrive, filesharing services become less necessary. I often use services like the Pirate B...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
i like it