'Hamilton' producer, Big 12 commish headline Senate hearing on ticket-buying bots

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - The worlds of sports and theater have identified a common enemy: ticket-buying bots.

This afternoon, representatives from each group are expected to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing on the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act, legislation designed to prevent bots — software used largely by third-party brokers — from scooping up tickets in mass quantities at face value in order to resell them for higher prices.

Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the hit musical “Hamilton,” are scheduled to appear before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security along with Tod Cohen, general counsel for ticket resale site StubHub, and Jeremy Liegl, associate general counsel for Pandora (NYSE: P) and Ticketfly.

The forces behind “Hamilton” have been particularly outspoken about such bots.

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