Monday, April 06, 2009

Sen. Chuck Schumer announces new legislation aimed at ticket brokers

Sen. Chuck Schumer announces new legislation aimed at ticket brokers
BY Bill Egbert
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, April 6th 2009

A proposed new federal law would curb ticket brokers like the glorified scalpers who froze fans out of a string of high-profile concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others.

The new legislation, announced by Sen. Chuck Schumer Sunday, would give fans two days to buy tickets before a ticket reseller can scoop them up.

"The bottom line is we need to create a fair system where fans get first crack at good seats at a reasonable price," Schumer said.

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1 comment:

Kid Dynamite said...

ugggh.. i hate fucking with free markets. i'm surprised Schumer thinks this is easy to implement - i don't know how they implement it - it will just turn normal individuals into scalpers - people will buy tix they don't need and resell them (to the scalpers probably)...