YouTube has removed the latest video by Surveillance Camera Man — a.k.a. the “Creepy Cameraman” — citing its policy prohibiting content designed to harass, threaten or bully.
Earlier videos in the series remain on the Google-owned site. The Creepy Cameraman has reposted the latest video on the site LiveLeak.com and linked to it from the YouTube description.
The videos consist of an unidentified man approaching people on the streets of Seattle and other parts of the region, standing or sitting next to them and taking video of them without explanation. This frequently results in angry or frustrated responses from his subjects. When asked what he’s doing, he responds by simply saying that he’s taking a video.
His tactics aside, his videos highlight an issue that will become more common as Google itself pushes forward with its Google Glass high-tech augmented reality glasses, which include video recording capabilities. One bar in Seattle has already banned the glasses pre-emptively.
We sent a message to Creepy Cameraman on YouTube this weekend, but haven’t heard back.