Ticket scalping is the practice of re-selling tickets to events. It is legal in some places, and illegal in others.
Bob Gheldof is running “Live8” and is hitting the roof that some people are scalping tickets on (where else?) e-Bay. E-Bay has agreed to suspend these transaction (perfectly OK under British law).
Why the heck would BG care who is buying or selling tickets on the secondary market? Just a control freak? Why do sports or concert venues care about scalping? They got their money.
I suspect there is something very basic I am overlooking.