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Hannah Montana for EVERYBODY!

by David Krough

kgw.com

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

Hanna Montana's cluster of a tour mess could soon help you get better access to tickets.

That's because the Oregon House and Senate have now both passed HB 2673 - dubbed the "Hannah Montana" bill - that prohibits the use of software programs (known as "bots") that manipulate online ticket sales.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis and Philomath, and Rep. Scott Bruun, R-West Linn.

It's just one more of the laws catering to the "tweenage" girls that currently set every policy in America. They made an empire out of "High School Musical" and determine communications industry revenue projections across the board, texting their "Idol" picks and breaking musical careers.

The screeching arose from the millions of deprived girls that missed out on Miley Cyrus' last tour because of third party "bots" snatching up the tickets as soon as they went on sale online, resulting in mark ups up to as much as $2,500 per ticket.

"While this is called the Hannah Montana bill, the same scenario is repeated for fans of many popular artists. Consumers go online when tickets go on sale at 10 am. But by 10:01 am, all the tickets are gone, forcing consumers to use third party sellers to obtain tickets, often at a substantial markup," Gelser said.

Ticketmaster doesn't like the bots either - and several states are taking action after fielding consumer complaints.

Lawmakers say the bots are not fair market competition - it's an artificial markup.

The law bans such software in Oregon and now moves to the governor for his signature.

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