UK authorities are considering launching an investigation of ticket broker for allegedly scamming thousands of Take That fans out of millions of dollars’ worth of tickets that the company never delivered. City of London Police, in concert with the country’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, are looking into complaints... Read more
The New York State Assembly and Senate this week both overwhelmingly approved a motion to renew the state’s paperless ticketing regulations, putting pressure on Live Nation’s Ticketmaster division and others who objected to the proposal. The law prohibits ticket issuers from using restrictive paperless tickets if they have not... Read more
Among the issues mentioned in argument against proposed paperless ticketing legislation in Connecticut has been that rocker Bruce Springsteen might skip playing in the Constitution State if such a bill were passed. Springsteen’s possible reluctance to play in Connecticut on his next tour was floated to WTNH-TV by both... Read more
A proposal to regulate restrictive paperless ticketing in Minnesota, which had received overwhelming support from the state Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee in March, was referred back to that committee this week for additional work. The state Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night, March... Read more
Connecticut legislators today, April 25, withdrew a proposed ticket resale bill that would have regulated paperless ticketing in the state for the first time. The General Assembly’s General Law Committee, which had overwhelmingly approved bill last month, decided to send the bill to the state’s Department of Consumer Protection... Read more
In a situation reminiscent of the StubHub vs. New England Patriots case, UK secondary ticket company viagogo has been ordered to turn over names and personal information of resellers of Rugby Football Union (RFU) tickets who sold them for a premium above face value because the league tries to... Read more
Approximately $80,000 worth of Texas Rangers tickets were reported stolen from a Dallas ticket broker over the weekend, and now the broker is working with the team to cancel the barcodes. David Christopherson, owner of Metro Tickets, told KTVT-TV that 2,500 tickets to dozens of the team’s upcoming 2011... Read more
Hundreds of Manchester City tickets to the English soccer club’s April 16 Football Association Challenge (FA) Cup semi-final were stolen from a mail truck recently, disappointing fans who were awaiting their delivery. The stolen tickets have been cancelled and duplicates have been issued. But, the frustration does not end... Read more
In an effort to rebrand its restrictive paperless ticketing offering as being consumer friendly, Live Nation has coined a new phrase, “Fan Protected Paperless Ticketing,” and the company is continuing its attack on rival StubHub and the secondary ticket market for supporting legislation aimed at regulating paperless tickets. Live... Read more
Primary ticketing company Veritix, in stark contrast with its rival Ticketmaster, supports current legislative efforts at the state and federal level to make sure paperless tickets are transferable, the company’s president told TicketNews this week. Jeff Kline said that unlike the restrictive version of paperless tickets that Ticketmaster employs,... Read more