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: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Artists and filmmakers will find different ways than today to finance their work. I think that filesharing in som way will coexist with the commersial system. People will be more willing to pay if the price gets lower and the ways of paying becomes simpler. Personally I´ve practically stopped filesharing music when I star...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
skidrow, flt and razor1991 are the best.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
The fact of the matter is that Im a young man. Im only 15, and so I dont earn much money, nor do I have access to a credit card. Therefore it is quite difficult to pay for music, movies and games. Thats why I pirate things. Morally I dont believe that piracy and stealing is good, but when it comes down to it I cant really...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Herpy mc derp
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
People in the USA will have to continue to depend on web sites such as TPB as nothing is going to change in this country as long as the MPAA and RIAA are around. The overall % of people in the USA engaging in file-sharing of copyrighted material is very small. I dont see why they waste time and money on the subject. Mo...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
I live in Israel. My University (where Im pursuing my MBA) is currently allowing P2P downloads on their WiFi. This is however changing. A new WiFi which does not allow P2P is being spread out to replace the old one. Moreover, theres a duopoly of Internet infrastructure. Theres one company that provides ADSL and one other t...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
no comments.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I hope the U.S,and other countries respect the rights of file-sharers.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Smoking is bad, Im a smoker, why doesnt the government cease all cigarette sales? Is Money the influence? Well fuck the government then, they shouldnt shove their noses into file sharing, let private companies try to deal with it and we can watch them fail. Here is a thought maybe companies should lower prices of their sof...