The war between scalpers and musicians took a heated turn in May, when veteran rocker Tom Petty exercised what his management called unprecedented action against ticket re-sellers. When Petty's management found out that 460 concert tickets meant for fan club members for his St. Paul, Minn., shows (June 26-27) were purchased by scalpers and posted online at inflated prices, Petty's management and Ticketmaster immediately canceled them, setting off a chain reaction that was on the l...

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