News 2016

News 2016: (UK) The Stage Article: "Government vows to tackle ticketing bots that would ’disarm the worst’ touts" (by Georgia Snow, 29 Nov 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 30, 2016

"A law banning software used to exploit the secondary ticketing market has moved one step closer to reality, after arts minister Matt Hancock confirmed the government would consider implementing legislation. ...

Prohibiting the use of bots – which harvest large numbers of tickets when they go on sale only to be resold at an inflated price – is an issue which has been backed by MPs as a way of tackling misuse of the secondary market.

Hancock's comments came as part of a debate over an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill regarding bots, in which he confirmed he would be holding a roundtable meeting with the industry on November 30 to discuss the best way to tackle the problem." ...

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