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
Everyone does it in America. Its the norm. No one buys music any more unless youre a die hard fan. We always rent or pirate movies. Why pay 20 bucks for something you can get for free?
Gender: Female
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Asia
Hi, Im actully swedish, I live in India. I think its ok to share, and Ive been a script writer for 15 years, so i know what Im talking about. well, In a way, I dont thing they cant stop it. If they stop Piratebay, someone else will start, and so forth. But Im sure they will do anything they ca in Big brother country Swede...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
Filesharing is good. I believe filesharers are only a small percentage of the overall population as most people lack the knowledge to partake.The music industry needs to adapt and bring new ideas to compete with filesharing, copying other ideas and then burning the people that sell your product is illogical, while sueing y...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
At the moment file sharing is not problem in my country but my country has loth of problems with itself. Big media houses took too much money and they are responsible for creating cultural landscape. It is global busines that creates and destroy artistry, Atrists are nothing but goods to be traded. When the beauty is disco...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Even though Bit-Torrent is not completely P2P compliant, it definitely has more P2P characteristics in the nature of its functioning compared to the rest in the same league. A true P2P system would employ no trackers, no servers and no central database. A true P2P system would only have clients that function also as server...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Conservative government in Canada is trying to fuck the people by passing something akin to DMCA: North. Elections season is on now so the hope is the Cons do not win. Also, wtf is the deal with dividing the US into different timezones but having just one option for Canada at the beginning of this survey? Canada is kind o...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
its a good thing to share file sharing
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I would pay 10$ for the MS Office suite. But not 100$. Those idiots better adapt to the common man, or piracy will never go away.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I think tv and movies will move to a on demand system where downloading them through file sharing will be to much of a hassle for most people compared to the low cost. but games will continue to be shared and even more so when we move to all digital media with no hard disks.