Boss Act Back

June 2012

Live events industry


A New Jersey U.S. Representative is taking a second stab at passing national legislation that would bring transparency to online ticket sales and target the controversial use of computer technology in the purchase of concert tickets. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, announced that he plans on re-introducing “The BOSS ACT,” dubbing this incarnation the “2012 Tour.” Pascrell previously introduced a bill by the same name in 2009, but the Bill never made it past the initial committee stage. The new legislative initiative is, according to Pascrell, a response to the glitches that occurred in January of 2012 when Bruce Springsteen most recent tickets went on sale. reminding fans and the congressman of Springsteen’s 2009 concert tour, which saw fans being redirected to Ticketmaster’s secondary ticketing website and sparked a lawsuit that ended with a $16.5 million settlement. and more on Ticketmaster here

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