Ticketmaster Files Lawsuit Against Bot Usage

Ticketmaster has filed a lawsuit against brokers who use “bots” to gain  an advantage in buying and reselling tickets. According to The Hollywood Reporter,  the ticket retailer has filed documents in California against Prestige  Entertainment, Renaissance Ventures and two individuals for using  technology to bypass the rules and roadblocks put in place to prevent  ticket scalping. 

Specifically, the defendants are accused of buying up  bulk tickets to events including Hamilton and Floyd Mayweather  boxing matches by using bots to get past technological countermeasures.  Earlier this year, Prestige/Renaissance agreed to fund $3.35 million of a  $4.2 million settlement made with New York state attorney general Eric  Schneiderman and abstain from using bots to purchase tickets.

Source:  Hollywood Reporter