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: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Downloading a movie or TV series with the P2P service is like a test version of the software - if something catches my eye, then Ill buy it on DVD or go see it in the cinema. Good materials will defend themselves on the share-free market.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
As a user I would like to pay a monthly subscription divided according to user statistics to the producers of the content I consume. Cost should in no way reflect volume consumed, after all what difference does that really make with a virtual product? Such statistics are already available via torrent sites showing most pop...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Sorry, dont have much time to comment, but I will say this: In Norway, where I live, the government has began to control/watch internet and other communication sources, and wonder if they also will begin striking down on piracy. Theyre saying that they wont monitor you, unless they have suspicion, but everythings unsure. ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I think file-sharing will eventually become the norm in terms of music distribution, people will no longer pay for media that they can get for free. However, this will not affect artists as most will make the majority of their money from live shows.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
file sharing is not too big here due to the low internet speeds but people with fast internet download games/movies/music and copy them onto discs and sell them at stores to make money (these people are commissioned by the stores to get the media) or simply pass them around to friends. filesharing is the easiest way for p...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
In the RSA (Republic Of South Africa) there where often huge LAN (Local Area Network) arenas where hundreds of PC geeks like me could share our games and software, movies and tv shows and all other forms of data quite happily. However in the UK thinking of a LAN is illegal they are tight when it comes to piracy and most k...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
THE PIRATE BAY IS THE BEST WEP ON THE NET WORLD
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
meh
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
"The vast amount of my sharing comes in the form of creator-distributed material. Such things as VoDo, Mininova, and Almost ALL of my Linux software. What commercial material I download is stuff that is not released, or not PROPERLY released in the US. This would be films and games that are edited/censored or otherwise b...