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  • NJ A3259
  • Prohibits certain violations of terms of service for Internet ticket sales.
Introduced
(2/22/2016)
In Committee
(2/22/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill supplements the law regarding ticket sales and resales in New Jersey. The bill prohibits the use of computer programs, commonly referred to as "ticket bots," that are used to circumvent controls on ticket seller websites, which controls require users to disclose their identity and comply with equitable distribution procedures, such as electronic queues and limitations on ticket quantity. Many Internet ticket sellers currently require users to agree to terms of service which prohibit the use of ticket bots, but violations are not specifically addressed in State law. Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of any means, method or technology that disguises the identity of the purchaser with the purpose of purchasing, via Internet sale, a quantity of tickets to a place of entertainment in excess of authorized limits. Additionally, the bill prohibits the use of software that interferes with a computer system for the purpose of purchasing, via Internet sale, a quantity of tickets to a place of entertainment in excess of authorized limits or that is designed to disable any access control systems, electronic queues, waiting periods or other sales volume limitation systems to ensure the equitable distribution of tickets instituted on the website of the ticket seller. A violation of the ticket sale law, which this bill supplements, is a crime of the fourth degree, punishable by up to 18 months imprisonment, up to a $10,000 fine, or both.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee  (on 2/22/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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