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: Central or South America
First, you have to correct your America division, check this please http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
the dutch ministers try too ban sites like the pirate bay. but i think the majority of holland uses these sites them selves or dont mind them so is dont think they are doing the right thing
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my home country, it has been announced that a stronger anti-piracy bill is going to take place, and that all internet traffic (commercial and non-commercial) is going to be monitored. Personally, I think that file-sharing is changing the norms and values regarding property and ownership rights, and that through the cu...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I file share due to the cost of media. In a lot of cases the product is not worth the value placed on it. Most commodities can be returned for a refund if you are not happy but you do not get your money back for a poor film or bad album. I believe in todays society with the technology available the industry needs to adap...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I am worried about the power of the entertainment industry and information/entertainment hardware industry lobbies, because it seems that more and more governments are willing to discard even the most basic societal principles to accommodate to those lobbies. I fear a controlled Internet in a not so distant future where th...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Technology will always be several steps ahead of the laws that attempt to regulate and contain it.
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
i am poor my wife is confined to bed 90% of downloads are for her
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
.CH - Uploading (distribution) illegal - Downloading/Consuming is legal Next thing: - HTML v5 will reshape the landscape of application distribution.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
The only thing that endangers filesharing here is internet censorship. The continued use of filesharing will force the market to change, and place prices at a much more affordable level.