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
Where I live its not that serious to file-share but sometimes you could get a ticket if you upload many movies, music etc. I love file-sharing because its like music, you share wonderful things so other people around the world could experience music and movies without doing so much I mean its just a few clicks and then yo...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I do not use file-sharing to illegally distribute copy written material. I try to limit the file sharing done in my bit torrent client to what is required while downloading the file. Once the file is done downloading I stop all of its activity. I would like to get setup so I dont need to worry about being traced back to as...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I like file sharing the way it is. I think it will never cease to exist as long as people keep contributing. I think that if software for example could be had for much cheaper it could become an alternative.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing mainly occurs as students with no money cant afford the ridiculous prices of albums and film, whats the point when you can just watch them online!
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I feel my government is interested in putting the internet to the strict control. This could lead to the end of file-sharing and a lot of other internet activities.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Often, I use file sharing to try music, stream anime, or try other things. Usually, based upon what I find for free, motivates my spending in the real world. I find a lot of things for free online that are so good that I end up going out to a local store to buy it to find out that the closest place I can the item is thousa...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
The next big thing will be live p2p streaming video. For internet i have high hopes for WebGL
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
What the FUCK? Grawl... I just wasted minutes of my life on answering shit? FUCK YOU GUYS! HARD! :(
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
In Nepal the bandwidth allocation to residential users is very low which means a very slow internet connection. I mean real s....l.....o........w.