Congress cracks down on "bots" that snap up concert tickets

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  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    Dec. 8, 2016 12:24 p.m.

    It seems to me that ticketmaster should solve this problem not congress. All I can figure is ticketmaster likes how things are. What I do think is being the majority of venues are tax supported a certain percentage of tickets should be reserved and donated to approved charities who can then resell them at the 10x mark up as well.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Dec. 8, 2016 9:45 a.m.

    Yeah that's important work Congress, regulating our entertainment ticket sale instead of letting the market speak.

    Seams like greed all around, ticket master wants to make the most, Ticket resellers want to make as much as possible.

    This is for "Entertainment" not peoples health, or economic survival.
    What a first world problem. What a waste of time and resources.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 7, 2016 10:16 p.m.

    Great, our 535 geniuses in Congress have figured out, after committee hearings and debates a way that may make it easier for the plebians to get tickets to circuses or other entertainment.

    But, they have not passed budget and appropriations bills on time in a decade, and they have run up $20 trillion in debt, half of that in the last 10 years.

    Do these politicians have any clue at all about what is important for the future of the country? Apparently, it is tickets for rock concerts, rather than spending, securing the border or paying our debts and halting future deficits. Who knew?

    No wonder voters are disgusted with career politicians- of both parties.