Brazil Introduces a ‘Taylor Swift Bill’ to Crack Down on Scalping

Brazil Introduces a ‘Taylor Swift Bill’ to Crack Down on Scalping

Issues brought on by scalpers throughout the sale of tickets to Taylor Swift’s South America tour may set off related laws to these proposed in U.S. Congress.

Followers attempting to attain tickets to Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras Tour cease in São Paulo have been going by the wringer. After spending days ready in line, many followers had been left empty-handed as tickets offered out inside 40 minutes (with greater than 2 million individuals ready in line earlier than tickets grew to become accessible). However wait, it will get worse.

Large demand for tickets to see Taylor Swift is to be anticipated, however a number of followers reported receiving threats of violence from scalpers who tried to chop forward within the line. Shopper safety brokers eliminated about 30 scalpers from the premises on Monday, and a minimum of ten had been arrested.

Ticket scalping is already against the law in Brazil, with these caught within the act dealing with as much as two years in jail — though convictions are ceaselessly transformed into neighborhood service. However the current fiasco prompted a Brazilian congresswoman to current a invoice to extend penalties for scalping.

The brand new proposal, led by centrist Congresswoman Simone Marquetto, will increase the utmost sentence for scalping to 4 years and units fines of as much as 100 instances the value scalpers had been asking for tickets. For Taylor Swift tickets, fines may attain $125,500 (BRL 600,000).

“The exploitation of the Brazilian inhabitants by so-called ‘scalpers’ at any paid occasions anticipated to see an enormous public inflow is public and infamous. These ticket touts’ exercise deprives the much less lucky, stopping them from attending the specified present, and constitutes a real crime towards the general public economic system,” says Marquetto.

“There are lots of examples exhibiting that the issues expressed above are justified. The newest is the case of the sale of live performance tickets of a world singer,” Marquetto continues with out mentioning Swift by identify. “Followers declare that sellers bought a lot of tickets, making it not possible for different customers (to purchase tickets).”


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