Ticketing app Dice.fm is weighing in to the debate about secondary ticketing services in the UK, encouraging fans to make their voices heard in a public consultation opened by the government.

Professor Michael Waterson is leading a review of the secondary market for the Department Of Culture, Media & Sport, with responses required by 20 November.

Dice is drawing attention to the fact that lobbying group Fan Freedom UK – which wants to protect the “right to resell” – was funded by eBay’s StubHub secondary ticketing division.

To compete, Dice has launched its own Fans First website encouraging music fans to submit their experiences of being “ripped off” by secondary sites to the public consultation.

Dice, of course, has a commercial interest in this debate too: it sells no-booking-fee mobile tickets as an alternative to the secondary services. Fan Freedom UK vs Fans First is just the latest sign of the determination on either side of this debate.

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