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In 2016 alone, despite the passing of federal legislation banning its use, automated ticket-buying software known as "ticket bots" attempted to purchase five billion tickets at a rate of ten thousand tickets per minute on Ticketmaster's website. The secondary market for tickets to live music, live theater, and sporting matches is worth roughly $8 billion worldwide, 1 and so far, the profits accrued by cyber-scalpers have proven valuable enough for violators to run the risk of facing fines ordoi:10.5070/lr8251039716 fatcat:w2s2wnw5djguxlhdq7goelyv6m