FanFair Alliance, the music industry campaign against industrial-scale online ticket touting, has today responded to news that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has secured a court order against ticket resale website viagogo.co.uk, which compels it to overhaul its business practices.
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According to the CMA, the order must be complied with by mid-January – the same deadline set for other resale sites such as StubHub that have already agreed to change their practices. The order is legally binding and enforceable by the court
Reacting to the news, Adam Webb, Campaign Manager, FanFair Alliance said:
“While the UK’s ticket resale market undergoes a long-awaited transformation, Viagogo has effectively become a rogue operator. That it’s required a court order to force their compliance with existing legislation is nothing short of extraordinary. Effectively, it means Viagogo have been given until mid-January to overhaul their bad practices. If they fail to do that, they should feel the full force of the law.”