The Canadian Press

2016-10-20 | Ticket Scalpers

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Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says he will introduce legislation next spring to outlaw "scalper bots," computer programs used to scoop up large blocks of concert tickets forcing consumers to the resale market. Naqvi admits there's no easy way to stop criminals in other jurisdictions from using sophisticated computer software to make bulk purchases of tickets. (Naqvi was "bugged" after seeing Tragically Hip fans shut out of initial ticket sales for the iconic Canadian band's farewell tour last summer, and says he'll consult consumer groups and artists before introducing his bill.)

Date: 2016-10-20
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there's no Silver Bullet this is not an issue just Ontario's grappling with other jurisdictions like New York and London. You know these are major cities are also looking in this on this issue that's why I want to spend some time stations and come with practical ideas and solutions that will ensure that we protect our fans in Ontario >>