A ticketholder’s right to do what he or she wants with a ticket is being threatened once again. In recent weeks, Live Nation/Ticketmaster, which controls up to 80% of the live event market, has criticized a law in New York which protects consumers’ rights to freely use, transfer, resell, or give away their purchased tickets as they wish.
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Protect Ticket Rights released the following statement after New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new ticketing market reform bill into law.
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The Illinois Ticket Sale and Resale Act is the fix that Illinois fans deserve. The bill will modernize the Illinois ticketing market to protect consumers from online scams and sketchy tech practices.
Whenever a performer or team hosts an event, they want a full house. So, why, according to reports, are some events experiencing higher than normal no shows, upwards of a third of sold tickets not scanning for entry?
More than 8 in 10 survey respondents (82%) agree that if you purchase tickets, you own those tickets, and rules should allow you to give them away of resell them.
Protect Ticket Rights today released a national survey that finds Americans overwhelmingly support the right of ticketholders to transfer their tickets
Nearly 9 in 10 Floridians (87.4%) say no to transferability restrictions, saying they paid for their tickets and they should have the freedom and choice to do what they want with their tickets, like reselling them or giving them away.
Protect Ticket Rights today released a survey of 500 Floridians that shows overwhelming support for legislation introduced recently in the State Legislature that protects consumers’ ability to freely transfer tickets they purchase to live events.
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