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: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
There is a lot of things going on about this kind of thing like the governments taking domain names and companies suing sites such as thepiratebay, but i believe that none of this will change anything. illegal file sharing will only get bigger. There will always be people that buy cds and songs off itunes, but this file sh...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
Last I heard, Canadian law stated that it was illegal to upload files for sharing, not downloading them for personal use. In other words, they tackled the source of the files instead of the ones who took advantage of the free access. Makes sense to me. But the thing is, that content providers need to adapt to the current w...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
I am pretty broke at the moment so if I didnt download, I just wouldnt watch or buy. I dont have cable tv either because I cant stand commercials and there are only a few tv shows worth watching. Price of cable vs quality of tv... cable is is not worth the cost.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent:
you guys arew so nice thanks for that oportunity
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
File-sharing is a good thing. People can discover music they wouldve never heard before. It gives you the possibility to discover the music that you like. If it wasnt for the Internet then the only thing we wouldve been able to listen to is the music chosen by the media. In my opinion most mainstream music is bad, but I wo...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
"Id like to be able to digitally share beef and cheese. I remember file sharing on my old pc, wed trade files on 5.25 floppies. Im talking 1984 here, the days of DOS 2.8, before hard drives were affordable. Then there was file sharing in the form of music tapes youd make for your buddies. This shit has been going on foreve...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my country it is allowed to use files on the case of the own usage (when we dont sell it, dont share it on a big scale but use it only for us and our friends). However it is wrong and not allowed to use P2P networks for this purpose because in this case we also share the file we download. I think the way the big motion...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
"The way I see it, the music and movie industry was lucky to make as much money as it did. It got in the market when the cost of reproduction was high. They provided a service. Now that its easy to copy its changed the value of things that are reproducible. This still leaves untouched the value of non-reproducible items. P...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
Its about sharing creativity in a way that transcends the usual barriers dictated by the market. For instance, if I was a musician I wouldnt have a problem in giving music to people who otherwise wouldnt afford it because at least they can listen, feel connected in some way. A lack of money can render some people culturall...