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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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  • October 20

    Blog: Ticket Transferability and Ticketholders’ Rights Under Attack

    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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  • August 30

    Baby, Those Tickets Were Born To Run

    Jonathan Cohen for Spin

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  • June 30

    PRESS RELEASE: NY State Continues to Protect Ticketholders’ Ability to Freely Transfer Tickets

    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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  • May 3

    Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Hear About Problems in Live Event Ticketing

    - Protect Ticket Rights

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  • April 13

    Tell Illinois Leaders: Protect Ticketholders, Vote YES on the Illinois Ticket Sale and Resale Act


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  • April 13

    BLOG: New Legislation Will Make Illinois the Leader in the Nation for Protecting Ticketholders

    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.

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  • March 16

    Blog: Don't only blame COVID for Empty Seats at Live Events: Ticket Restrictions Are Also to Blame

    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?

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