Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
In an era of monopolies dominating almost all industries, consumer privacy, transparency and fairness are being negotiated in legislative sessions throughout the country. When non-negotiable and imperative rights are up for debate, we have to begin to question the line between government responsibilities and corporate greed; two concepts that... Read more
Arizona Lawmakers Consider New Resale Ticketing Bill
Some Arizona lawmakers are working toward making resale ticketing rules more relaxed with new legislation. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. T.J. Schope, R-Coolidge, at a House Commerce meeting last week, would allow consumers the ability to do whatever they’d like with their unwanted tickets. Additionally, the bill... Read more
Detroit Tigers Season Ticket Holders At Risk Amid Michigan Resale Bill
A change to the laws regulating ticket resale in Michigan is brewing, and it may spell bad news for individuals with season memberships for the Detroit Tigers, TicketNews has learned. House Bill No. 4224, introduced in February by Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw), removes language prohibiting ticket resale for above... Read more
New Laws Crack Down on Ticket Resale in Victoria, Australia
The Labor Government and Daniel Andrews MP announced today several new rules on ticket resale in Victoria, Australia. The Major Events Legislation Amendment (ticket scalping and other matters) Bill 2017 makes it illegal to sell or advertise for resale tickets to certain “declared” events that are marked up more than... Read more
Opinion: Legislation Against Resale Causes More Problems Than It Solves
by Marni Soupcoff This post originally appeared on CBC.ca’s opinion section. In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Ontario New Democrat MPP Jennifer French articulated the attitude that spawned new Ontario anti-resale legislation banning ticket bots: “Ontarians want fair and affordable access to entertainment,” she said, “so the... Read more