So…what’s a Bot? An Internet Bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone. Bots are used to buy up good seats for concerts, particularly by ticket brokers who resell the tickets for MUCH HIGHER prices.
The Ontario government is seeking the public’s help developing legislation to make the process of buying and selling event tickets easier and more transparent, including looking at how to curb the practice of Scalper Bots.
They’re encouraging Ontarians to complete a 10-minute online survey that focuses on four keys areas: access to to tickets, affordability, transparency and enforcement.