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Enforcing the law is complicated for a variety of reasons, including highly sophisticated software that scalpers use to crack computer systems that companies such as Ticketmaster use to sell tickets. There are also jurisdiction issues because sometimes out-of-state scalpers will target shows in Tennessee.
The law labeled the ticket-seller — most often Ticketmaster — as the aggrieved party that must bring forward charges. The law makes it illegal to own, use or share bot software. Violation of the law is a class A misdemeanor punishable by $500 per ticket, or any profits made from each instance, whichever is higher. There have been no prosecutions in Nashville since the law took effect in 2008, according to the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office. (Nate Rau, The Tennessean)