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: North America
Information does not have the traditional attributes of a scarce resource, and its free dissemination tends to reveal the intrinsic properties of that information. Information divorced from fixed media reveal that it is in the application of information, rather than the mere possession of it which makes it valuable, and...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
"Dutch authorities are planning to legalize illegal downloads, but will only prosecute companies - not individuals. Next best thing will be FTP or one click file share websites, although I prefer (free) torrent sites such as TPB. Go get them guys! -)"
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Im Korean. Here in Korea, file-sharing is very serious problem. Sometimes it damages too much. Most of people in Korea know where the site has most fast downloading speed, and which site has most of files to share. (sorry for my English)
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Marknaden kommer att kämpa mot fildelning, men nätet kommer ej att kunna kontrolleras
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
It is a true role reversal at one time all media was controlled by a relatively small number of people and they could charge whatever they wanted and show whatever they wanted. Now we control the information we can show what we want when we want and charge nothing if we want too. In the strictest sense file sharing is the...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing came into existence due to greedy corporations becoming greedier. File sharing will always exist as long as the world is filled with these really greedy big corporations that cares little to none about the average consumer, no matter what laws are put into place. The only way to stop file sharing is to put in ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
TROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLL Got ya problem??????????????????
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that eventually the UK will follow other countries and impose an internet tax to cover file sharing.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is a natural thing to do considering how the web is built. It will only become easier to spread material from now on and I do not believe that any set of laws can put a stop to this. With time, the market should adapt, though. A lot of services allow to watch/listen to licensed media for free as long as you do...