Ticketmaster Takes Aim At Scalpers Using Ticket Bots

Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies it says have been using "bots" to snatch up tickets from its website before consumers have a chance at them. The lawsuit, Ticketmaster L.L.C. v. Prestige Entertainment. Inc. et al was filed in the California Central court on Monday, and alleges that Prestige Entertainment Inc., Prestige Entertainment West Inc. and Renaissance Ventures LLC used computerized "bots" to buy thousands of tickets from its site for such popular events as Hamilton. Ticketmaster is now seeking $10M in damages from the defendants in the suit.