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: Oceania
Streaming services for music, television and films are not available in my country (Australia) or are very poor/expensive. Often content is also unavailable to me that is available overseas (eg TV shows and Movies) or is priced unfairly high based purely upon region (eg some Games on Steam [Valve Softwares digital distrib...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In Poland there is law, that is supposed to protect makers of content from people distributing it without permission. The law was written before p2p. IMHO It shouldnt apply to things, that are already easy to obtain (i.e. being a peer in p2p network), but it does. So downloading unlicensed content is OK, paying for service...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Central or South America
no coments...
Gender: Female
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
i think because we are in a free country. file sharing will evolve into freedom of choice weather or not you want to file share it will become a legal choice.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
Anonymous will not stand for censorship.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
In my country file-share is quite common and I think it will continue to be so because right now its the only alternative to consume the products on our own terms in regards to: WHEN / HOW / WHERE. The next big thing will be donations for a product based on what the users themself think its worth. More and more streaming ...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
sharing is living, its part of our nature as humans... the problem is not sharing but rewarding to our standards the people who produce the content. And its not based on marketing strategy but on the quality of the work, a shift in power, from producers to consumers. So i think its something that cant be avoided and good f...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
When I download something that is not piece of crap (ex. music, video,pc game) I go to shop and buy it. In Poland pc games, music cd etc. are still to expensive comparing to typical payment. But as i wrote before if something is worth it I will buy it even at high price.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The future of file-sharing looks good in here but the local CIA is using every available options to make end for it. As far as our private torrent sites keep their servers in holland everything is ok. There have also been few cases where police have been investigating file-sharing but nothing big so far.