) to at least temporarily allow Ticketmaster to continue to scalp tickets to events in Baltimore City, which is an apparent response to the decision of Maryland's highest court-the Court of Appeals-in Bourgeois v. Live Nation, et al. In Bourgeois, the Court of Appeals held that charging service fees (or anything more than the established price of the ticket) violates Baltimore's longstanding scalping ordinances. Each violation, that is, excess fees charged for each ticket sold, carries a $1,000 penalty, which the city could collect. Ticketmaster has sold thousands of tickets to Baltimore events in the past year alone-so just enforcing the law as it is written could result in significant revenue for the city, and at the same time protect Baltimore residents from paying exorbitant service charges. Instead of enforcing the law or collecting these penalties, Councilman Stokes says he's been asked by the Mayor's office to bring a bill to not enforce the law. Bill 13-0194 would temporarily allow Ticketmaster to continue to violate the ordinances-but, of course, it does not propose repealing the prohibition on scalping by the general public.