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: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is the result of the large(and smaller) entertainment industries inability/lack of will, to adapt to the modern world were living in - why has no one, even today, worked out a reasonable way to commercially share digital content online? Windows-only encrypted content is the worst idea ever.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Central or South America
file-sharing will grow. My home country (México) have most importants things to do. Still, not everyone uses file sharing and not everything its on internet, that might change in a couple of years.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
France : police-state tries to prevent P2P downloading but everyone has already moved on direct downloading to avoid being caught. The future I see (and wish) is : reducing the price on music, more incomes for artists, a real online video market (which doesnt exist AT ALL in France).
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
Its about being able to access things now. If its not available in your home country for one reason or another, then downloading it seconds after its finished in another country makes sense.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I would really love to legally obtain and purchase music, its just too expensive. If CDs were reasonably priced I would buy them constantly. I like CDs for my car and I am too lazy to burn discs and MP3 quality sucks.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
it is great for finding new music. If the record is good, i buy it. Same goes for movies. Alot of ppl download stuff, but not so many upload i think. I think filesharing will conntinue as normal for a while more. But it might decrease due to new services such as spotify but for free. And for movies like vimeo but better.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Its cool
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
Arrr!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The Police are more interested in File Sharers than physical criminals. We have no work and cant afford anything yet DVDs are still extortionately priced. All good tv is on SKY and other cable companies and its not fair.