The sale at bizarrely high prices of concert tickets, has been for years a thorn in the eye. Therefore, the European Parliament has now a directive in the life called for online consumer protection. That writes The Standard. The new legislation prohibits the use of automated software – so-called bots – to get tickets in droves to buy it. Furthermore, the need to re-sellers to identify themselves as the official supplier or as a private person. Further stipulates the directive that member states indeed have the right to ticket prices to be regulated – a claim that the doorverkoopsite Viagogo recently contested in Ireland.