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: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Something has to happen to get creators paid. The big media companies may be bad, but artists deserve to be paid. The honour system that is supposed to work around file sharing obviously doesnt work - its just made gig tickets more expensive and closed a lot of record shops and made running an independent label even harder.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing is a necessary tool for people around the world. It allows the transmission of underground and exposed information and tools to many in various areas of the world. In my country it appears to be quite popular and many people use it daily, but it does have its consequences. Unfortunately the next thing that wil...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Personally, i understand that laws will try to make an end to file sharing, but i think most people (like me) still respect developers and when they make good software and i really like it , i will buy the software ( or song or movie...) but nothings more worse than paying 60euros (!ugh!), coming home playing the game and ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
First of all sorry for my english, I am from Brazil and my english is not so good. Here in Brazil we still have a lot of piracy(boot leg dvds, music and etc...)on the streets not only file-sharing i think because of lack of knowledge, but the laws on file sharing are piratically non existent what i think is a good thing no...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I think file-sharing is here to stay. Laws such as the DMCA do not work. Most of my friends (all of whom are average computer users) use P2P networks to download digital media on the regular basis. It is just to easy. Industries will have to adapt their business models.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Doesnt look too bad. I think file-sharing is being fucked by all the useless laws, but meh, theres always going to new methods to fuck the law in the ass.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I think media piracy will continue to exist as long as its easier and less problematic then purchasing the same content. As it stands now if I buy or rent a DVD Im A) inconvinenced by having to go physically get the object. B) subjected to all manner of copyright protection schemes C) Advertisements on the media I just ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
In my home country they started blocking sites like The Pirate Bay a few years back. Its a pretty bad block though, its very easy to go around it. Even though its a small block i still feel like my freedom of speech has been violated a bit and they can easily go and block more sites so that concerns me. Good luck on your ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I live in Denmark, were we dont have any laws that works when it comes to file-sharing, so everybody can use Thepiratebay and Rapidshare, for example. There have been stuides that show that file-sharing do not effect the sales on CDs or Movies, in a way were the owners lose a lot of money. I do not know what the future wil...