(a) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “ticket seller” means a person who has executed a written agreement with the management of any venue for a sporting event, theater, musical performance, or public entertainment or amusement of any kind, to sell tickets to such an event over the internet.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-17-1104
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
- written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(b) It is an offense for any person to knowingly sell, give, transfer, use, distribute or possess with the intent to sell, give or distribute software that is primarily designed or produced for the purpose of interfering with the operations of any ticket seller that sells, over the internet, tickets of admission to a sporting event, theater, musical performance, or place of public entertainment or amusement of any kind by circumventing any security measures on the ticket seller’s website, circumventing any access control systems of the ticket seller’s website, or circumventing any controls or measures that are instituted by the ticket seller on its website to ensure an equitable ticket buying process.
(1) A violation of this section is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by fine only of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or any profits made or tickets acquired in the course of the violation of this section, whichever amount is greater.
(2) Each acquisition, sale, or offer in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.