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: Europe
the dutch ministers try too ban sites like the pirate bay. but i think the majority of holland uses these sites them selves or dont mind them so is dont think they are doing the right thing
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
------------------------------ >Piracy is not theft. >Its Piracy. >Theft removes the original. >Piracy makes a copy. ------------------------------
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Sweden is pretty developed technically which makes it easy to file share. I use a VPN to be able to avoid the law. Since sites like legaldownloads.com became availible Ive stoped downloading music from TPB, and pay for it instead. If the same option would be avalible for movies (i.e. be able to buy and download as soon as ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
If you cant afford it and there is a way to obtain it for free or at a low cost, would you not obtain it for free or at a low cost? If files are shared, that means at least one person would have bought it first to distribute it so the company (if file is produced from a company) would make some money, the person is merely ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Because of the Pirating I think games will be home made and shared over the internet and private groups, And I guess that with this improvement the pirating will slowly kinda like die of more and more until its no use of pirating and just being legal is better because Its low price and just better and virisus will die in t...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Downloading this way is the only way to just watch a film or tv-show without watching 20mins of advertisement that you cannot skip in between. Id like to pay for it, but there are no good/fast no nonsense competitors. I want it, and I want the content NOW, waiting is a no go.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
"As to file-sharing, the more companies try to prevent it, the more it will happen. It is similar to the struggle of law enforcement to prevent underage drinking in areas such as Japan, the problem of underage drinking is minimal because minors are allowed to drink. In the United States, many minors are drinking or have ev...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
I live in New Zealand where there were no laws that allow copyright holders to prosecute illegal file sharers. Recently an amendment to a bill has been passed (with no public input/consent) allowing copyright holders to fine up to $15000 and order ISPs to disconnect offenders after three warnings. This means that ISPs must...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
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