Ticketmaster v Prestige Entertainment, et. al., CD Cal, complaint filed yesterday:
Defendants were alleged to have purchased thirty to forty percent of all tickets available through Ticketmaster for Hamilton and a majority of all Ticketmaster tickets for the recent Mayweather fight. Id.
Defendants had recently agreed with the NY AG to stop using bots. Id.
By being able to complete transactions more quickly than humans, and by buying tickets in excess of contractual ticket limits, bots deprive humans of the opportunity top purchase tickets. Bots circumvent copy protection systems. Bots make unauthorized copies of pages from the site and app. Bots make the Ticketmaster site run more slowly. Bots intentionally interfere with contract. Bots induce fraud. Bots drink too much beer, then talk loudly about how spoiled the players are.