The state is cracking down on what it says are unfair ticket purchasing and reselling practices.

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that increases penalties for people who use computer software known as ticket bots.

It is designed to limit the number of tickets available to the public on the secondary market.

Brokers use the bots to quickly buy up hundreds of concert, sports, and other tickets and resell them on sites like StubHub at highly inflated prices.

The new legislation establishes penalties not just for using the software, but also for anyone who knowingly resells tickets through the use of a bot.

Violators could face fines and possible prison time.