Colorado Revised Statutes Title 6. Consumer and Commercial Affairs § 6-1-720. Online event ticket sales--deceptive trade practice--definitions

(1) A person engages in a deceptive trade practice when, in the course of the person's business, vocation, or occupation, such person:

(a) Uses or causes to be used a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet to access a computer, computer network, or computer system, or any part thereof, for the purpose of purchasing tickets in excess of authorized limits for an online event ticket sale with the intent to resell such tickets;  or

(b) Uses or causes to be used a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet that circumvents or disables any electronic queues, waiting periods, or other sales volume limitation systems associated with an online event ticket sale.

(2) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “In excess of authorized limits”, with regard to an online purchase of tickets, means exceeding a restriction on the number of individual tickets that can be purchased by any single person or circumventing any other terms and conditions of access to an online event ticket sale established by the event sponsor or promoter.

(b) “Online event ticket sale” means an electronic system utilized by the sponsor or promoter of a sporting or entertainment event to sell tickets to such event to the public over the internet.

(3) This section shall not prohibit the resale of tickets in a secondary market by a person other than the event sponsor or promoter.

(4) Every ticket acquired in violation of this section shall constitute a separate violation for purposes of assessing a civil penalty under section 6-1-112(1)(a) and (1)(b) .

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