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: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Ive lived in several middle-eastern countries, file-sharing doesnt seem to have the same rising stigma that the west is branding it with. I personally dont see the problem with it as it hurts neither user or producer. In fact, it only helps. Hopefully, the future of file-sharing will involve it becoming a more acceptable p...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
just want to thanks all the groups that share these files on internet, you guys are awesome.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
australia is pretty sweet for our laws and shit for this P2P bullcrap. i dont remain anon but dont really care they can try to sue me tho it will never happen as long as i stay in this country =)
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
>File sharing can be used to know if the artifact [music/video/book, etc] is of the user taste or not. > If it is according to my liking, I try my best to buy that. But in India, getting just the song or rare non-Indian movies are difficult or awful costly. Otherwise, if the situation is not like this, I would readily vo...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Here in Poland everybody do the file-sharing: by torrents, warez forums, rapidshare-alike sites, p2p apps. Im afraid that theres no stopping us. In my country its just unprofitable to buy things such as video games or music because of low salaries. Gamers are young, so presumably they dont have any job or they earn a littl...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: North America
This is the new reality. If it means the quality of entertainment will change, well I think TV and radio are at rock bottom at the moment, so I welcome any change.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
?????? sorry
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
In my country, they passed a law to try to put an end to file sharing. Its not working because it is not cost effective. I think file sharing has a strong future. In the future, I hope to see more peer-to-peer streaming like swarmPlayer (http://trial.p2p-next.org/), and I hope it can be improved and widely adopted.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Even though I download music, I still support the band. By attending a lot of local shows and buying CDs there and tshirts that i dont already have, I am giving more to the artist and not the big companies.