The secondary ticketing website Viagogo has failed to meet the deadline of implementing substantial changes to its practices required by a court order served in November 2018, according to Fanfair Alliance.
The Competition And Markets Authority (CMA) has secured a court order against Viagogo, describing it as 'a victory for anyone who decides to buy a ticket' through the secondary ticketing site.
Music industry leaders and MPs have sent an open letter to Google’s top brass in the UK, asking them to stop supporting secondary ticketing platform Viagogo via the company’s paid-for search function.
The ticket resale website is to be taken to court by The CMA for refusing to change its controversial practices and executives could face 2 years in prison.
The secondary ticketing site has been threatened with legal action by The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) if it fails to comply with demands to provide clearer information to consumers about tickets.
Ticket touts who use automated software to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites will face an unlimited fine, under the proposed legislation.
UK ticket brokers have come together to launch the Fair Ticketing Alliance campaign to speak out in favour of secondary ticket operators.
The government has introduced new measures that require ticket resellers in the UK to provide more information to music fans at point-of-sale.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) clamped down today on the four main secondary ticketing operators, banning them from misleading ticket prices.
New rules will require sellers and platforms to, 'provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from rip off prices.'