WASHINGTON -- The days of scalpers gobbling up tickets to popular concerts or other live events may be coming to an end.
The House gave final approval Wednesday night to legislation that would bar scalpers from using computer-hacking software, or so-called bots, to instantly buy up large swaths of tickets for live events. The bill is now awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.
"It is time to end these anti-consumer tactics and level the online ticket playing field for fans of live entertainment," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Brentwood, who sponsored the House version of the legislation.
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