[NetBehaviour] Angry villagers run Google Street View out oftown.

Michael Szpakowski szpako at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 3 14:05:45 CEST 2009

The big -the real- issue is restrictions on the right to take photos. US photographers and artists have been living with the criminalisation of their activities since 2001 but it's on the way for us too with a potential sentence of up to 10 years for photographing a cop.

The reaction to streetview, in this instance at least, smacks of the priveleged classes objections to the great unwashed seeing how pleasant life can actually be.
They might get all sorts of ideas above their station.

--- On Fri, 4/3/09, james morris <james at jwm-art.net> wrote:

> From: james morris <james at jwm-art.net>
> Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Angry villagers run Google Street View out oftown.
> To: "NetBehaviour for networked distributed" <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Date: Friday, April 3, 2009, 12:16 PM
> I certainly would not be able to stop
> and stare at people's properties
> the way google street view would allow me. But then, I'm
> not a burgler.
> Combined with the satellite images of google earth, it's
> providing a
> lot of information.
> I imagine the right to take photographs in public was not
> envisioned with
> a visual database of private properties in mind. One or two
> people
> (scattered) taking the occasional photograph is a little
> bit different.
> Remind me, what use of google street view is there?
> On 3/4/2009, "Rob Myers" <rob at robmyers.org>
> wrote:
> >marc garrett wrote:
> >> Jacobs claims residents were worried 
> >> that the photographs were an invasion of their
> privacy 
> >
> >Because people who walk down the street usually have to
> avert their eyes
> >or something? ;-)
> >
> >The right to take photographs in public was won over a
> century ago.
> >Google are just exercising that right. The only thing I
> find surprising
> >is that nobody crowdsourced this first.
> >
> >- Rob.
> >
> >
> >
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