Of course, in the US they’d be in jail by now

ArsGeek » Blog Archive » Got a band but can’t afford to shoot a video? Use public CCTV cameras and then demand the footage!

Unable to hire a production crew for a standard 1980’s era MTV music video, they performed their music in front of 80 of the 13 million CCTV “security” cameras available in England, including one on a bus.

They then used Britain’s Data Protection Act to request the footage that was shot of them.

Arsgeek is right: this is beautiful. It definitely puts a new spin on the folks like Gordon Bell, who are doing daily memory prostheses with digital cameras hung around the user’s neck. All you need is a GPS and a list of camera locations…

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