Opentopia is the first and biggest website that catalogues live webcams found automatically in search engines.
We use a variety of clever search techniques to find new cameras. Users can also suggest new cameras to add.
We don't deliberately violate anybody's privacy or rights. However, it is entirely possible that some cam owners didn't intend for their cams to be public, but simply forgot to secure them. Some are security cams in companies or semi-public places. Others are public tourist attractions that happily share their video stream with the world.
Recently we have begun adding still cameras to the live cameras, in order to cover more areas.
We check each cam every three hours or so and grab a frame.
These pictures and video streams are most likely copyrighted by whoever owns the cameras. The snapshots you see here appear as fair use according to copyright law. However, if a picture from your webcam appears here and you object to that, let us know and it will be removed.
If you have any questions or concerns about the site, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.