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
Media gaints are going about this completely the wrong way, firstly few laws around the world will care about/allow prosecution of someone who is downloading not for profit. Secondly, the instance this ability is taken away from even a small majority the trend will change, people will start using proxys, untraceable file s...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
not really sure.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
All over the world I think it will decrease because of other free/low cost services spread over the internet. The need to file share will diminish because of that. Though file shairing will still exist and will always do.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
In internet, everything will be free, Only thing we have to pay is to our ISP for getting the Internet Service Active.. :)
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Availability, speed and timing of content can be charged for. The content itself can not.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
personally, i think capitalism in america has gotten out of hand, and with other areas of the economy being highly inflated such as gas and other basic goods like food water etc. i have less money for entertainment, which i really enjoy, and also the entertainment industry is really expensive, $9 for a movie ticket excludi...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I torrent TV shows to keep an archive of shows I like, simply to watch them again. Subsequently I end up telling my friends to watch these shows as well. I dont ONLY torrent TV shows I also watch them on TV live, my collection is merely for re-watching these shows without spending thousands of dollars to buy the DVD releases.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Africa
Well if the US doesnt ban the internet totally lol, file sharing will get bigger and bigger. Sharing information is the core of the internets purpose anyways, and the music/movies companies still make millions and millions and they know it. In my country, media (movies/games/audio cds) are too expensive for the average pe...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
The UK Government are trying to limit users online capabilities, this would include digital piracy and website blocking, I do not feel this is right as the internet is an open source network and should create equalities as well as treating everybody online as equal, I do not feel that the internet should be moderated. I f...