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: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
"well, 1. where I live, were it not for file-sharing I would have no access to majority of current US or english tv-shows, not to mention russian, korean or japanese 2. most movies I download are those that never were and probably never will be licensed in my country 3. I see a lot of promise in online pay-for-view sites, ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
i really dont know whats up, file sharing happens regularly i dont see any problems, except for some blocked videos, but i think as time goes on people who commercialize their videos will find better way to make money and at the same time promote file sharing to gain more good will, and draw more people to themselves. they...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
In Brazil piracy is commom, not only on internet, but on phisical goods too. its difficult to sit on a bar where there is not a pirate cd seller nearby. So even who is not a internet heavy user is not paying full price to consume media.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
WELL FILE SHARING WILL KEEP EXIST BECAUSE AS LONG AS INTERNET EXIST AND COMPUTERS THEY WILL FIND A WAY THO BEND THE RULES AND THOSE PEOPLE MAKE INTERNET GREAT SO IM GRATFULL THO PIRATEBAY AND OTHER TRACKERS SITES SORY FOR MY SPELING IM FROM BELGIUM SO MY ENGLISH NEEDS IMPROVEMENT PS: LONG LIVE THE PIRATEBAY :-)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
the internet is free therefore how can laws be enforced on it
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The next big thing in file sharing is obviously repraps and other 3d-printers. The situation in northern Europe and Sweden in particular is pretty grim. Technology is accelerating an parallel society on the internet faster than the AFK-society. Young people and people who made this possible (hackers) are losing more and mo...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I torrent and download many files daily but for the most prevalent they are not available in my area. Also usually I download a lot of things when I dont have money and weed out the crappy ones and buy the ones I like so that I am not actually a leech on works I actually like.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
i hope that the people that make our laws understand that its not viable to criminalize more than one tenth of my countrys population and to leave file sharing alone. it has neither risen or declined since stricter laws were implemented.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
"In terms of file sharing online, I think that it will continue as long as the hard physical mediums (i.e. CDs, DVDs) are so overpriced. Getting originals are nice because you get a case and some nice artwork, but the prices are absurd. In terms of how it looks here, in Mexico City, piracy is blatant and extremely widespre...