Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ticketwatch Part 366

Clearly it takes the exploitation of the lucrative Tweenie market to mobilise people power in the US, but this report from New York makes for interesting reading:

It's clear from this that the distinction there between official reselling agencies and touting organisations is even more blurred that it has been in the UK. It also doesn't seem like the legislation is promising anything that isn't already standard practice here - most major concerts already have a 4 per buyer ticket restriction, although that cannot stop touting groups buying out vast numbers with high speed dialler software. The intriguing difference here is the number of venues in NYC with public funding, and the new obligation on these venues to sell 40% of their tickets directly to individual consumers.

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