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: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
L.A.N.V.A. will no longer exist and we will live in a world of free-sharing :)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
If I could download a car, I would!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Fair Use must be practiced, file sharing is for (mostly) private use and not for profit.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I believe that as services like Netflix and such become more popular and affordable, P2P filesharing of digital media will be less common. Even so, P2P will still be available in one form or another and will continue to be an important part of the digital age.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"Im very vary of the development of laws towards a three-strike model as already done by France for example. I have no problem with paying for products, its just that I am uncomfortable with the business model that underlies the whole system. Copyright is what? Death + 20years or more in Europe, even longer in the USA how...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I believe file-sharing is a curious subject, that if companies do not want their files out for free, they should switch to third-party companies to distribute, such as iTunes or Steam.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Its sad that this poll is so shallow. How about asking why people actually use it? Is it because they have no money, is it because of a culture, is it because its easier to get this way than others, etc. Or is it because its natural, and its the way it should be? In my opinion sharing is about freedom, its about how the r...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
Everyone downloads things these days, when you go to a record store theres usually only the shopkeepers there. Soon, everything will be free because of file-sharing