A family of four and two others were charged at York Crown Court yesterday (Monday 1 October), accused of making over £10m through unauthorised ticket resales.
East-London venue Troxy have announced they are working with DICE to create the world’s biggest mobile-only venue in order to 'lock out' ticket touts.
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.
The ticketing platform is the latest to sign the FanFair Alliance Declaration which urges the government to introduce legislation to stop online touts.
The inquiry by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will look at the impact of Brexit on touring artists, the threat to grassroots venues and the growth of secondary ticketing.
Touts will be banned from using automated ticket buying software under a new criminal offence, to be brought forward via the Digital Economy Act.
Four properties were raided and four people were arrested under suspicion of breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Labour MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken out about ongoing ticketing abuse in the music, sports and entertainment arenas, calling on the government to ban the practice.
New research shows the impact of secondary ticketing sites on the UK music business, with 80% of the UK public agreeing they are a 'rip off'.
In a bid to stamp out touts, the London venue is the first to go mobile-only and will sell tickets solely through ticketing app, DICE.