Nanny State

I Want My CCTV


New research indicates that Britain's massive CCTV surveillance system isn't particularly good at either solving or preventing crime. So, sorry about doing away with that whole "privacy" thing. Guess it was for naught.

But all is not lost. Boing Boing reports…

The Get Out Clause, an unsigned Manchester band who could not afford a camera crew for their video, 'performed' in front of a load of CCTV cameras, requested the footage from the camera operators under the Data Protection Act and then stitched the results together for their music video.

Here's the result:

reason's seminal 2004 covers story on the benefits of the surveillance state here.