NYAG Addresses Problem With “Bots”

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Sunday that he would propose legislation that would address the “rampant” illegal use of automated software to purchase tickets to concerts, sporting events and other live performances.  The bill comes from a multi-year investigation, looking “into the difficulties New York consumers face getting access to tickets to popular cultural events at face value,” the office said. These “difficulties” stem from the use of “bots,” which can reserve and purchase tickets at a pace that humans cannot match