NY Criminalizes Using Ticket Bots, Scalpers Could Face Jail TimeHave you had a hard time getting tickets to a concert or show recently?
Senator: Jail Time For Scalpers Who Buy Tickets With Computer BotsNew York State Senator Phil Boyle has introduced legislation that would make using automatic ticket purchasing software a crime that includes potential jail time.
Sen. Charles Schumer Looks To Pull Plug On Ticket-Scalping 'Bots'He said website features that require users to manually type in a code are not preventing sophisticated computer programs from snatching up tickets.
Barbra Streisand Fans Dejected By Scalpers Reselling 'Back To Brooklyn' Tickets For Big BucksPre-sale tickets for the October 11th show at the new Barclays Center sold out in minutes, and now resellers and scalpers want tens of thousands of dollars for them.

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