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  • April 27

    Open Letter to Colorado State Senate

    Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights Coalition Open Letter to Colorado Senate

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  • March 25

    Letter to Colorado Lawmakers

    We, the undersigned national consumer protection and live event fan advocates, launched the Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights ( earlier this month, a framework for ticketing legislation that can improve the live events ticketing market that serves millions of fans each year. We are writing with regards to SB23-060, Consumer Protection in Event Ticket Sales.

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  • March 21

    I bought these Broncos tickets. Hands off. They’re mine

    Arthur Lewis for The Colorado Sun

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  • March 10

    BLOG: Live Nation/Ticketmaster Forms Corporate Coalition to Fight Consumer Reforms

    Only a week after a coalition of consumer organizations formed in support of the Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights, and with Live Nation/Ticketmaster facing a barrage of outrage over its practices, Live Nation/Ticketmaster assembled other mega corporations to create a corporate coalition styled “Fans & Artists Insisting on Reforms.” The corporate coalition has united around legislative proposals supported by Live Nation/Ticketmaster which would rob fans of the ability to do what they want with their purchased tickets.

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  • March 3

    Tips on Buying Tickets the Next Time Your Favorite Singer Is in Town

    Ann Carns for The New York Times

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  • February 28

    Press Release: Consumer Advocates Unite in Promoting a “Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights”

    Today, Consumer Federation of America, Fan Freedom, National Consumers League, Protect Ticket Rights, and Sports Fans Coalition released the Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights ( The Ticket Buyer Bill of Rights is a set of principles the nation’s leading consumer advocacy groups and others believe should serve as a framework for ticketing legislation that can improve the live events ticketing market that serves millions of fans each year.

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  • February 1


    Protect Ticket Rights applauds President Biden and his Administration for looking out for what’s in the best interest of consumers, including their experience when they purchase live event tickets.

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  • January 25

    BLOG: Senate Hearing Puts Spotlight on Consumer, Competition Issues in Ticketing Market

    The Senate held a hearing after Ticketmaster’s systems failed during the presale for Taylor Swift's new tour, leaving millions of fans stuck in virtual queues for hours waiting to buy tickets, and left others empty handed.

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  • January 22

    The Taylor Swift Meltdown Was About Greed, Not Bots

    When the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Tuesday and questions Live Nation/Ticketmaster’s management about market competition and consumer protections, senators should prepare for an Oscar-worthy performance in finger-pointing and deflection.

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  • January 20

    BLOG: U.S. Senate to Hold Hearing on Ticketmaster, Consumer Protection, Competition in Ticketing

    Live event ticketing is once again taking center stage in the U.S. Congress as the Senate’s Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Tuesday, January 24 regarding competition and consumer protections in the live events industry and market. Protect Ticket Rights is tracking this hearing closely!

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  • December 16

    Blog: Where is the Transparency? Only 6% of Taylor Swift Tickets Reserved for the Public!

    Holdbacks Are Deceitful and Frustrate Fans

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  • December 14

    Blog: Ticketing 101 Event Brings Consumer Concerns to Capitol Hill

    On November 16th, The National Consumers League (NCL) sponsored Ticketing 101, a discussion in the U.S. Capitol with Congressional staff about the often-frustrating world of live event ticketing.

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