There is a young band from Manchester, England (called The Get Out Clause) who were having trouble putting the financing together to make their first video. Then they came up with a unique and ingenious solution.
Apparently, there between 4 and 13 million closed circuit cameras in Britain, catching each person an estimated 300 times daily (link to one article).
The guys in the band went to 80 different places where they knew the cameras were operating, set up their instruments and performed. They then requested all the footage under what the equivalent of our own Freedom of Information Act, The Data Protection Act.
After getting the footage, they got to editing and managed to come away with a pretty kick ass video.
Go here for the video because I am already taxing this poor old computer.
For a bit of extra irony, from the article linked above: On the wall outside his former residence – flat number 27B – where Orwell lived until his death in 1950, an historical plaque commemorates the anti-authoritarian author. And within 200 yards of the flat, there are 32 CCTV cameras, scanning every move.
Yes, that Orwell.
Heh, Pookie just sent me another article, the headline for which was: Tens of Thousands of CCTV cameras, yet 80% of crime unsolved