The ordinance that was proposed in Cheyenne, WY, to try to control street ticket scalping for the extremely popular Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) – 540,000 people over the course of 10 days – was withdraw, TicketNews has confirmed. City Attorney Dan White said that as of May 14, “the... Read more
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed into law a new bill that aims to make ticket resale more transparent in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The bill, SF0759, requires promoters, venues and others to release to the general public all available tickets for an event, and the law prohibits... Read more
A new bill introduced this week in the New York State Assembly could devastate the secondary ticket market in the Empire State by calling for caps on what brokers can charge for resold tickets and establishing a new waiting period for reselling tickets. Proposed by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Brodsky... Read more
In an atmosphere of increasing controversy and litigation surrounding the ticket resale industry, the Alabama legislature is considering a bill that would ease ticket resale laws in the state by repealing a licensing requirement, in addition to other changes. Originally introduced by Republican Rep. Cam Ward, the proposed bill,... Read more
The New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs met with representatives from Ticketmaster Entertainment and TicketNews parent company TicketNetwork early today, May 8, during which the companies voiced a need for fixing the event ticketing industry to benefit fans. The hearing was called by Deputy Majority Leader Leroy... Read more
Following the lead of several other cities looking to cordon off street ticket scalping, Cheyenne, WY officials are reportedly considering a new ordinance to create buffer zones around city venues. The proposal would establish a 1,000-foot buffer zone around all venues in the city, which officials hope will help... Read more
The Oregon House of Representatives Thursday unanimously passed proposed legislation that would outlaw the use of software “bots” to obtain event tickets. Such software, which has been highly controversial over the past couple of years, can help users gain an unfair advantage and quickly bypass online security efforts when... Read more
The legal maneuvering continues in the three-year-old lawsuit by the New England Patriots against StubHub, as the secondary ticketing company was reportedly dealt a blow recently to one of its arguments. StubHub unsuccessfully tried to argue that it should not be held responsible for the actions of its users... Read more
About 8,300 fans of the legendary Aerosmith will be receiving free tickets to see the band later this year as part of a settlement the band has reached in a lawsuit over a canceled concert in Maui two years ago. The band, which has a major tour lined up... Read more
After two years of progress in adopting favorable ticket resale laws, several states are again taking a hard look at the issue and are considering reforms that could significantly impact ticket brokers. In some instances, the various moves came in the aftermath of the Hannah Montana ticketing controversy, but... Read more