By Jason OConnor In the ongoing debate between those for the secondary ticket market and those against it, a recent Boston Globe article fueled the fire. Karl E. Case, a professor of economics at Wellesley College, described in his article ‘The Value of Scalping’ why the fundamental economic laws... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Ticket scalpers in Boston may be facing arrest if a new plan proposed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino takes effect. Menino’s proposed legislation does not materially change existing anti-scalping laws but would allow police officers to arrest violators on the spot. Current regulations stipulate that... Read more
Donald Jeremiah Trella Ticket scalping is so ubiquitous, sometimes people are surprised to learn it is illegal in certain states. There’s no federal law against scalping, and moreover, sometimes scalping can be perfectly legal in a given state but prohibited in certain counties or specific towns within that state... Read more

Scalping law faces Scrutiny

October 27, 2006

By Bruce Mohl, Globe Staff | October 26, 2006 Two key Massachusetts lawmakers said yesterday that the state’s antiscalping law isn’t working and needs to be revamped, possibly by legalizing the scalping of tickets. The cochairs of the Legislature’s Consumer Affairs and Professional Licensure Committee said they expect to... Read more
By Christine Paluf The FIFA official that was caught selling 12 tickets at three times their face value has quit. A member of the executive committee of the world governing body, Ismail Bjamjee resigned his post after being disgraced for his actions, according to reports from officials in Botswana.... Read more