Queue-it and Distil Networks investigate the impacts of the BOTS Act on major ticketing onsales

Webinar: How the BOTS Act impacts premium onsales and the ticketing industry ecosystem. 

Published: 06. Feb 2017
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Presented by Niels Sodemann and Rami Essaid

Bad bots and fraudulent activity have caused issues for fans and ticketing companies since live entertainment ticket sales moved online. In most recent years, online fraud has evolved to have major impacts on the systems administering ticket sales and the fairness of acquiring tickets by everyday fans. In reaction, the U.S. government recently passed the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016 to limit the impacts of bad bots and other now illegal technical interventions into online ticket sales.

Niels Sodemann, CEO of Queue-it and Rami Essaid, CEO of Distil Networks discuss the impacts of the BOTS Act, fraudulent traffic on major ticketing onsales, and best practices in mitigation strategies. Watch their webinar here


More on the BOTS Act of 2016

The Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016 in the United States, encourages online fairness by making it illegal to purchase tickets online using software bots:

“This bill prohibits the circumvention of a security measure, access control system, or other technological measure on an Internet website or online service of a ticket issuer that is used to enforce posted event ticket purchasing limits or to maintain the integrity of posted online ticket purchasing order rules for a public event with an attendance capacity exceeding 200 persons.”

Section 2 of The Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016.


More on Queue-it and Distil Networks

Distil Networks is the global leader in bot detection and mitigation focused on stopping automated attacks to make the web more secure.

Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website traffic surges and ensure online fairness during high-demand online events.