Monday, May 12, 2008

Taking advantage of the surveillance society



Click on the image above. Go ahead, do it.

According to the Telegraph (U.K.):

Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from the city, decided to make use of the cameras seen all over British streets.

With an estimated 13 million CCTV cameras in Britain, suitable locations were not hard to come by....

Afterwards they wrote to the companies or organisations involved and asked for the footage under the Freedom of Information Act.

... Only a quarter of the organisations contacted fulfilled their obligation to hand over the footage -- perhaps predictably, bigger firms were reluctant, while smaller companies were more helpful -- but that still provided enough for a video with 20 locations.

You gotta love the ingenuity.

H/t Cogitamus.

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