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Regulators around the world are starting to crack down on event ticket abuses. The key targets in many markets are the sharp practices of secondary ticketing operators, which have been the cause of much consumer complaint for some time.


  • While the live music sector is welcoming regulation, there’s also opportunity for private companies to deploy technological solutions to further help live music fans.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the current situation in several countries with regards to secondary ticketing.
  • Details what regulators are doing in those countries to combat the problem.

Key questions answered

  • How are some national regulators acting to get to grips with secondary ticketing?
  • What can technology do to address consumer concerns over secondary ticketing?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • National authorities act to regulate secondary ticketing
  • Getting tough on drip pricing
  • Technology solutions to solve the problem


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