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Anti-touting campaigners call for Google to restrict Viagogo ads

The debate about secondary-ticketing website Viagogo continues in the UK, where anti-touting campaigners have published an open letter to Google asking it to crack down on the company’s search advertisements. The letter...
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Viagogo outrages British MPs with no-show at committee hearing

In hindsight, we should have seen this coming. Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo was due to give evidence to a British parliamentary committee yesterday, as part of the latter’s inquiry into the live-music market. Then,...
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Viagogo sues Kilimanjaro Live over ticket cancellations

The already-heated debate around secondary ticketing in the UK has stepped up a notch: secondary firm Viagogo is suing promoter Kilimanjaro Live for its recent cancellations of Ed Sheeran tickets resold through the platform. Viagogo...
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The UK’s competition watchdog is taking Viagogo to court

The UK is currently the bellwether country for some interesting changes to the way the secondary-ticketing market works, not to mention how regulators and legislators approach it.
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Industry reacts to Ticketmaster’s U-turn on secondary ticketing

You will hopefully have seen our news alert yesterday on the news that Ticketmaster is decommissioning its two secondary ticketing sites in Europe. From October, GET ME IN! and Seatwave will be replaced by a new fan-to-fan...
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Fair Ticketing Alliance Code of Practice is bad news for Viagogo

We knew that anyone who’d bought tickets for Ed Sheeran on secondary site Viagogo would have to buy a proper ticket on the doors before being let in. Last week at Wembley Stadium, those fans had to queue up at desks with...
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Fair Ticketing Alliance co-founder defends secondary ticketing

The UK recently got a new body to campaign in support of secondary ticketing: the Fair Ticketing Alliance. It’s thus in direct opposition to the FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against what it sees as abusive practices...
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Ed Sheeran manager takes aim at ‘abhorrent’ ticket touting

Credit to Ed Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp for not mincing his words when it comes to his campaign against inflated secondary-ticketing prices. “We do it because I think it’s abhorrent that some bastard is harvesting...
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Viagogo heads to court with Australian competition regulator

Viagogo has become one of the magnets for anger about the state of the secondary-ticketing market. Now the company is being taken to court by Australian competition authority the ACCC. It’s accusing Viagogo of failing...
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Paid search may be driving secondary ticketing popularity

The UK’s FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against abuses in the secondary-ticketing market, has published some new research on how secondary services are using search-engine marketing. The body analysed ticketing for...
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Viagogo slammed over Ed Sheeran cancer-benefit tickets

Secondary-ticketing site Viagogo is facing strong criticism in the UK, after it was found to be reselling tickets for a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig by Ed Sheeran. The £75 tickets were found on Viagogo for prices...
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Adele tickets go on sale – including on secondary services

"The resale of tickets will not be tolerated." Adele is set to be the hot concert ticket of 2016, and the star's team is determined to get those tickets into the hands of fans rather than touts or secondary ticketing services. Some...