FanFair Alliance welcomes the Digital Economy Act and new measures to curb online ticket touts

Today marked another step forward in FanFair Alliance’s campaign against industrial-scale online ticket touting, with the passing of the Digital Economy Act. This brings into law specific measures aimed at curbing the activities of hardcore ticket touts on secondary resale platforms such as Get Me In!, Seatwave, StubHub and Viagogo:– To criminalise the misuse of an “electronic communications network” […]

FANFAIR ALLIANCE PUBLISHES GUIDE TO HELP AUDIENCES BEAT TOUTS WHEN BUYING TICKETS ONLINE

  FanFair Alliance has today published a new online guide offering audiences Ten Tips to successfully navigate the ticket buying process, and to reduce the risk of being ripped off by touts. This includes key information about authorised ticket sellers, about the importance of research – do not trust search engine results! – and greater awareness of the marketing practices employed by the so-called secondary ticketing websites. Please download a […]

FanFair Alliance welcomes Government crackdown on ticket touts

  FanFair Alliance has welcomed a range of Government measures to crackdown on the activities of online ticket touts and curb abuses in the secondary ticketing market. The move follows growing public discontent on this issue, as well as sustained pressure from artists and businesses backing FanFair, and a groundswell of political support – notably from Nigel Adams […]

CMA launches enforcement investigation into secondary ticketing

FanFair Alliance has welcomed today’s announcement of an enforcement investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the online secondary ticketing market. However, with other countries taking decisive measures to better regulate ticket resale, it is imperative that UK fans can benefit from similar protections.  And fast. The CMA’s investigation aims […]

Gigantic, See Tickets, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory sign FanFair Alliance Declaration

FanFair Alliance is delighted to announce that leading ticketing companies Gigantic, See Tickets, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory have signed the campaign’s Declaration against online ticket touts. They join more than 100 music managers, agents, promoters, entrepreneurs, ticket retailers and trade bodies supporting the campaign – amongst them representatives of artists including Arctic Monkeys, Biffy […]