Fan Freedom Project Questions Pro-Ticketmaster Coalition's Motives
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Consumer advocates, property rights activists and live-event fans across Tennessee who oppose legislation supported by Ticketmaster have raised serious concerns and questions about the motives of a statewide coalition that is supporting the ticketing giant in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Sports & Entertainment Industry Coalition (TSEIC) released a statement on Monday calling on Tennessee lawmakers to pass a Ticketmaster-supported bill that thousands of Tennesseans, consumer advocates and property rights activists strongly oppose because of blatant anti-consumer and antitrust provisions, according to Fan Freedom Project.
If passed, the Fairness in Ticketing Act (HB 3437/SB 3441) would deem tickets as "revocable licenses" that "may be cancelled at any time, with or without cause, by the ticket issuer." The bill would also codify the practice of restrictive ticketing methods, opening the door for Ticketmaster and sports teams to force consumers to exclusively use their resale sites to transfer tickets.
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