Senators Moran, Blumenthal Question Ticketmaster Practices
United States Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have composed a letter with several questions for Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino in the wake of last week’s CBC/Toronto Star reporting Ticketmaster resale practices. The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer... Read more
Arizona Lawmaker Aims to Outlaw Ticket Bots
Arizona State Senator John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has proposed a law that would make it illegal to use computer software to impersonate a human for “nefarious reasons”, including buying up concert and theater tickets to resell, reports AZ Central. Kavanagh says he was inspired to write the bill after hearing stories... Read more
Cyber Bots Target Holiday Toys
“Bots”, the high-speed technology usually employed to purchase mass amounts of tickets for the purpose of inflated resale, are now being used to buy up the most popular toys as we approach the gift-giving season, says the NY Daily News. After complaints of impossibly fast sellouts to popular concerts... Read more
Anti-Bots Bill Passes the US House of Representatives
Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed HR 5104, the “Better On-line Ticket Sales Act of 2016” or the “BOTS Act”. The bill will make unlawful for any person to sell, offer to sell, or use computer software that is primarily designed or produced for the purpose of circumventing... Read more