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Influenced by Ticketmaster, Michigan State Senate Picking Winners

October 23, 2019 Originally Posted On: Ticket News By: Nathan Young A pair of bills currently under consideration by the Michigan legislature go a long way towards correcting some antiquated code in the state. Unfortunately, lobbying efforts by some of the largest entertainment corporations in the world look to be pushing the language into places …

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“Dynamic Barcode” System Set to Roll Out Despite Consumer Concerns

March 21, 2019 Originally Posted On: Ticket News A new “dynamic barcode” mobile-only ticketing system is raising questions of consumer freedom and discrimination as it is prepped for a trial in at least three venues using Ticketmaster as their ticketing provider. Outlined on a Ticketmaster website page touting “The Newest Way to Use Your Mobile Ticket,” the …

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Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island

March 5, 2019 Originally Posted On: Ticket News By: Taylor Porco 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 …

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Hawaii Moves To End Ticketmaster’s Exclusive Contracting Agreements

January 31, 2019 Originally Posted On: Ticket News Hawaii natives have had enough of primary ticket sellers, exclusive contracts, and ticket hold backs; the state has now introduced legislation to prohibit it and put numerous consumer protections in place. If passed, the legislation would prohibit venues from entering into exclusive partnerships with ticket providers. These exclusive ticket contracts have been the disdain …

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Opinion: New York Resale Laws Add Onerous Barriers to Small, Minority Businesses

November 26, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News “New York does not lower fees or taxes!” This phrase was shouted across the room by none-other than democrat New York Representative Daniel O’Donnell. This was said in the private closed-door October 2017 meeting between state legislators and representatives from the ticketing industry. The response came after …

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Texas Congressman Calls for Google’s Certification to be “Fair and Impartial”

July 11, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News Signals Bipartisan Support for the FTC Monitoring of Google’s Certification Process The US Minority Ticker Group (USMTG) has added Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to a growing list of legislators calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor Google’s introduction of their certification process for ticket resellers. …

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CT Delegation Requests FTC To Monitor Google’s Rules for Ticket Resellers

July 9, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News At the request of the US Minority Ticketing Group (USMTG), four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation, two senators and two representatives, wrote to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the commission monitor Google’s implementation of its new registration and certification of ticket resellers advertising through AdWords. Senators …

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New York Congressman Espillat Stands Up for Small Businesses With Letter to FTC

July 3, 2018 Originally Posted On: Ticket News Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who represents the upper Manhattan New York 13th Congressional District, recently wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding small business participation in the online ticket sales market (PDF). In supporting small and minority participation, Congressman Espaillat wrote that the “live-event ticket sale industry is a …

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Unique Coalition Led Ticket Holder’s Rights Fight in Connecticut

June 8, 2017 By: Sean Burns Originally Posted On: Ticket News A unique coalition consisting of Connecticut Democrats and Republicans, as well as African-American leadership came together to support the passage of a bill guaranteeing transparency for entertainment and sports fans in Connecticut. As a result, the bill, HB7114, “An Act Concerning the Sale of Entertainment …

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