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: Europe
Today, the industry is more interested in borders and controll then to get consumers/users. What is relesed in the US does not arrive in Europe or Asia before several months later. Some Youtube videos is restricted to certain countries. Unfortunately for them. On the internet there is no borders. There is no rules and the ...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing, at least the pirating of digital/digitalized media will only end (or be reduced to negligible numbers) when there is a copyright law that permits for simultaneous release of all media, with all options/extras included, in a worldwide manner through a combination of mediums.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
i mainly download legal material (cc licensed media, free software - linux etc) and sometimes tv shows that i could watch on my tv, but missed them and dont have a catch up service. A lot of people seem to assume that p2p is illegal
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
It is fine in Canada, and easily the best way to get movies so I hope to god that they dont destroy it with laws.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Well were i live its pretty easy to share if u want. Would hate for Sweden to become some puppet state for the USA. Or even worse puppet state for a company like Sony or Disney.. I think file sharing is good not all of it but for the most part.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
It is a form of spreading culture, and one cannot stop spreading culture. To stop file sharing, youd have to stop the internet.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
As an aspiring director, you would think Id be against downloading films rather then paying for them, but actually Im all for it. This is because Im a big fan of the cinema, which in the UK is actually doing better then it use to, (despite pirating and file sharing) but im not a huge fan of paying for a dvd/blue ray when I...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
file sharing is the future. one day the goverment and other companies will realise this is what the future is. There will always be a hack or a loophole. they cant track everyone! PB!
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Asia
rocks!