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: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
I personally think that we should be able to share what ever we want! We are not hurting anyone by sharing files! I think the law enforcement should be stopping actual crimes, not stopping people or web sites who alloe file sharing. We are supposed to be FREE in this country but the government has to much control over us a...
Gender: Female
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Asia
The situation in my home country is not good when it comes to file-sharing. Once in a while, the government will encourage the authorities to make busts on file-sharers, and mainstream media that follow these events tend to highlight the rather severe punishments that are meted out to those who do so. Consequently, this de...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
I only download illegally because things cost way too much for a student like me. However, i do pay when ever i can.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Internet should not be made a place for governmental control. It has to remain as an entity created, managed and used by individuals, people. Even if it means piracy and file-sharing continue to create minor problems to large industries, such as the music industry.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Anonymous P2P will become more user friendly. I see no future in centralized or non-anonymous file sharing. When there is a situation where the majority of clients are anonymous, the use of anonymizing software will be prohibited in countries ruled by totalitarian or capitalist principles.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Jag tror tyvärr att det kommer en hel del nya mer strikta lagar som, även om de är tänka mot fildelning, kommer slå hårt mot integriteten och yttrandefriheten.
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years and older
Continent: Central or South America
I think that will be a pitty.
Gender: Female
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
I really dont know what to write that you havent read before. Im probably one of the older file-sharers out there, so I remember that back in the 70s, my friends and I used to swap LPs and make mix tapes--completely legal! I also want to say that I never bought more CDs or attended more live concerts than during the time...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
Two things remain constants 1) There is no plausible way to control the internet. 2) Attempts to do so automatically stoke our instinctive distaste for big brother (you can thank the American Revolution for that one)