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
In this country, the executive and judicial branches of the government dont care much about the legallity of file-sharing and the ways in which it is practiced, though of course they arent particullarly effective at handling issues they do care about. The point is that this definitelly suits the consumers since they have f...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
It seams like file sharing is a parasitic towards the different media industries it exploits and is for a portion of its users. As far as my consumption goes, I still do buy and rent and most of the things I download i wouldnt be watching or reading if it wasnt free.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
file sharing for me is a very important part of my daily life, it helps me in my work helps me to entertain me, to inform me and to be closer to my family and we friends around the world, my country is currently in process of approval a law known as the law Lleras supporting ACTA and we seeks to prohibit the exchange of fi...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
Industry and government in the United States are not taking advantage of file-sharing as well as they could be. Society is becoming more open-cultured, and why should we not push for a more open-cultured society? The means of consumption are changing, and all the consumer-dependent markets will have to change too.
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Central or South America
Inevitable. Media industry business should adapt their bsuiness models to what is happenning before their eyes. No legislation will stop the growth of media sharing. Only creative business will survive to this permanent state of technological evolution and social behaviour.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
In my country where its difficult to access movies, games and softwares and costly to do so since all digital content is sold at rates higher than converted dollar values, file-sharing seems to be the only option to get movies / games. The next big this will be file sharing in mobiles if possible through torrents.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
media is to expensive. and to protected. operators are spending time and money making media harder to get instead of giving consumers what they want. One word to describe media industri: greed.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I think file-sharing is highly forbidden but i like to download free software with no cost.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
no laws can close or end file sharing