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London cops apologise to young photographer

Published on December 19, 2011 by

Back in 2010 a 15-year-old freelance photographer was stopped by police while shooting an Armed Forces Day parade in London. The police inspector took down his details, told him it was an offense under the Terrorism Act to take pictures of soldiers, told him that the police could stop public photography without recourse to any

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The true pirates of YouTube

Published on December 14, 2011 by

When you hear about “piracy” in connection to YouTube, perhaps you think of the billion-dollar lawsuit brought by Viacom against the Google division, claiming that Google should have the duty to police all of its users’ uploads to determine that they don’t infringe copyright. source: “guardian”

 
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mobile versus filmcamera; what is the difference?

Published on November 29, 2011 by

(in Dutch – a reflection on the role of mobile movie making?)

 
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Do more cameras lead to safer streets?

Published on November 28, 2011 by
 
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The value of webcams

Published on November 17, 2011 by

A woman who installed web-enabled security cameras in her house was watching the video feed while at work and discovered a pair of burglars stealing her son’s Wii gear. source: boingboing

 
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who is watching the watchers?

Published on November 13, 2011 by

THE WATCHERS from STUDIO SMACK on Vimeo. In The Watchers, Studio Smack picture a world where surveillance systems don’t just watch us – they actively judge. via nextnature

 
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place pulse project

Published on September 19, 2011 by

Imagine traveling through a strange city… Inside your mind, subconscious judgements about your surroundings are made in real time. Do you feel safe? Does the area you are in seem unique? Does it appear wealthy, clean or even energetic? You may not think about, let alone understand, what goes into making these anecdotal determinations, but

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Private cameras are allowed to film public space

Published on September 9, 2011 by

Minister Opstelten van Veiligheid en Justitie vindt dat particulieren op bedrijventerreinen ook een deel van de openbare weg mogen filmen. Ook mogen partiuliere beelden 28 dagen worden bewaard in plaats van de huidige 24 uur. Ondernemers kunnen dan beter beoordelen wat ze met het filmmateriaal kunnen doen. Ze hebben dan meer tijd om bijvoorbeeld aangifte

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Groningen stopt met geluidscameras

Published on August 1, 2011 by

De politie luistert in de binnenstad van Groningen niet meer door middel van microfoons op beveiligingscamera’s naar afwijkend gedrag. De techniek waarmee dat gebeurde, is niet goed genoeg, waardoor de microfoons het onderscheid niet kunnen maken tussen bijvoorbeeld een vechtpartij en een brommer. Afwijkend Daarom heeft burgemeester Peter Rehwinkel besloten ze niet meer te gebruiken,aldus

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Amsterdam maakt 24 uur uitgaan mogelijk

Published on June 30, 2011 by

De gemeente Amsterdam wil op tien verschillende plekken in de stad nieuwe horecagelegenheden de kans geven 24 uur per dag open te blijven. De 24 uurs-horeca mag niet tot overlast leiden. Dit staat in de horecavisie 2011-2014 van burgemeester Eberhard van der Laan, aldus zijn woordvoerder vandaag.