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: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Usenet was not on the list as ways to download media.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Darknets and TOR. When speed takes the next leap, from 100mbit to 1 gbit (for a majority of users), TOR filesharing will be a viable option. If this happens, laws will not matter since no enforcement will be possible. Increased demands for control and regulation (storing ip-adresses and communication) will only push this d...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I could never afford even one/ten of stuff i download
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
my country is very crappy :)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I do believe file-sharing will become something that the market will understand, instead of outright being scared of it.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
i think file sharing is illigal. but hey itunes is still getting sales. and the USs economy isnt getting better. im not gonna pay 20 bucks too see a movie when i can just get it on TPB
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
People who want to have a collection of DVDs and BluRays will always purchase them from Walmart or wherever. Those of us who refuse to pay 20 bucks to see a pile of shit movie will always find a way to not pay. Quit paying actors 10mil a movie and maybe poor people will be able to afford the theatre once again. Until th...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
For file sharing, canadas ok. not great but good. but I fear larger businesses and ISPs will start pushing laws to condem file sharing
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
I think file sharing as we know is evolving and therefore to bring in laws to control it will over a period of time lag behind. We have to look at cyber laws today and one can clearly see the where how they are unable to control. A better way to deal with the situation would be to integrate money making avenues within the ...