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News 2016: (US) New York Times Article: "Report Exposes Widespread Abuses in Ticketing Industry in New York" (by Ben Sisario, 27 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 03, 2016

Interesting article on ticket sales that are most likely prevalent in many regions of the globe and for all concert genres. (Marc Paré, EarlyMusicNews.org editor)

"... Those are some of the findings in a detailed report to be released on Thursday by the New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, about the opaque world of ticket scalping for concerts, sports and other entertainment events.

The report, titled “Why Can’t New Yorkers Get Tickets?” is the result of a three-year investigation of the online ticketing market, and portrays ...

a complex business in which technologically adept ticket brokers are able to profit at the expense of ordinary fans. ...Much of the report focuses on bots, computer programs that help their users scoop up large numbers of seats, including the best ones, by eluding the security measures of sites like Ticketmaster. Using bots is illegal in ..."

Visit the New York Times website to read the full article.