Ticket Scalping and the ‘Net

News.com: Can the Net make ticket scalping legit?

The above article at News.com talks about the internet legitimizing the ticket brokering business. We could have a long discussion about this, and while it has brought brokering out of the shadows, it’s not legit. If it were, then why is brokering tickets as we know it (c’mon, it’s scalping isn’t it…?) illegal in 13 states?

Now I’m not saying that there aren’t legitimate secondary markets for tickets (and more are coming…), but brokering/scalping isn’t it!