NZPA: Ban on ticket scalping for major eventsAs a few searches landing here have reminded me, my comments on ticket scalping which I posted last year in relation to ticket scalping at the U2 concert are relevant once again.
Ticket scalping for major events will be banned under legislation proposed by the Government.
Sports Minister Trevor Mallard said the proposed ban would only be for ticket scalping of major events like the Rugby World Cup in 2011, the Cricket World Cup in 2015 and the Rowing World Championships in 2010.
The Government would consider other definitions of major events that were not linked to sports when public submissions were called, he said.
What a lot of nonsense is talked about scalping, most of it due to a combination of economic illiteracy and an overdeveloped banning muscle.
Read on here to see how I said that in much longer form last December.
LINK: Scalping U2 - Not PC (Dec, 2005)
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