Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tennessee’s anti scalping laws have never been used

For six years, Tennessee has had a law making it illegal to use special computer software – bots - to buy large quantities of tickets to popular concerts and sporting events. But despite the apparent prevalence of the practice, no one has been prosecuted for this hard-to-prove crime in Davidson County according to records obtained by the Tennessean from the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk. The law made computerised scalping a class A misdemeanor punishable by $500 per ticket, or any profits made from each instance, whichever is higher. There have been no prosecutions in Nashville since the law took effect in 2008. 

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