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: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
It is unfortunate that the people who makes a living on producing media that is being copied are forced to accept file sharing against their will... but then again Im able to shrug it off and even though I care I at the same time really dont.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
In South Korea where I am currently living in, it seems like file-sharing is somewhat decreasing due to strict regulations etc. though I cant say for sure. I know some of my Korean mates spend a few quids to download music/film/TV shows every day/month/year, but most of them know nothing about Torrent!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I may one day get a paid for vpn service, if no free anonymity service thats actually safe and fast appears. As for the united states government... there funding programs like anomos (a specifically designed protocol for hiding yourself from the government and other 3rd partys). Meaning the dimwits running this country ar...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing of songs and UK tv shows is largely irrelevant with ad-supported streaming sites like we7 for music and iplayer for bbc tv
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years and older
Continent: Europe
Here is the situation similar as to Sweden. Filesharing will always be a step ahead of the lawmakers.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
If the services to provide movies and music doesnt becomes easier to buy/handle/collect and being available at the speeds provided/released today, it will always be a second choice. There are exceptions and that is that I always do buy the my favorite movies or music on dvd/blueray/cd, because the creators should always ha...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I mostly download music, movies and tv-shows since it is an easier way to enjoy the media. I do not have to deal with commercials, and I can download most things within an hour. There is low availability on legal downloading and I think I would stop most of my illegal downloading if there was some way to get these services...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Sharing media should be the basis of marketing. Personally, when I like the product I buy it.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
Downloading digital media illegally is very easy in here. Even when police does big budget surveillance on file-sharing, none - or maybe one - is caught. So, theres no need for VPN as the anonymity is high. File-sharing is common especially amongst the young. No laws or forces can forbear file-sharing and as long as I shal...