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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Glasgow moves to stop Internet scalping

Snow_patrol The Glasgow City Council has sent a "cease and desist" letter to the online seller eBay, demanding that it stop ticket scalpers from advertising tickets on its site.

The furor arises from this year's holiday "Hogmanay" concert in George Square, an event headlined by comes out of a concert by the band Snow Patrol (pictured).  Ticket prices were set at £2.50, but the concert quickly sold out and sellers are getting £70 for the tickets online.

The Council is also trying to go after the individual sellers, but hopes to pressure eBay into simply banning the sales.  An eBay spokesperson says that the legal department is looking into it.

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