If you have an IP-enabled security camera, you can download some free, open-source software from GitHub [github.com] and boom—you have a fully functional automated license plate reader, reports ArsTechnica [arstechnica.com].
Matt Hill, OpenALPR’s founder, told Ars "I'm a big privacy advocate... now you’ve got LPR just in the hands of the government, which isn’t a good thing."
Will "they" like it when "we" have a crowdsourced database of where and when congressmen, judges and cops go throughout their work day?
Does this level the playing field? Open yet another can of worms? Both?