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ASSEMBLY BILL 329 (PAN)-Statement from Fan Freedom

Posted: Apr 24, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

STATEMENT FROM FAN FREEDOM’S DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION, CHRIS GRIMM

“Fan Freedom is disappointed the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media stripped consumer protections from Assembly Bill 329 (Pan), the Ticket Holder Bill of Rights. However, we continue to support addressing anti-consumer robotic ticket-buying software, or “bots,” which cut in line and gobble up tickets, preventing the average fan from obtaining tickets to concerts and other live events. Fan Freedom also supports strengthening the law to require ticket sellers to report bots’ use to the Attorney General’s office and other provisions that will ensure fans have fair access to face value tickets. AB 329 will continue to provide fans with the protection and assurance they deserve when clicking the purchase tab online.”

California Fans Oppose Restricted Ticketing

Posted: Apr 22, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

SACRAMENTO, CA – By an overwhelming majority California voters believe they own the tickets they buy and object to policies that restrict fans’ rights to transfer their event tickets, research released today shows. Market research firm Zogby Analytics conducted the survey on behalf of Fan Freedom, a consumer organization focused on fan rights in the live-event ticket industry.

Tuesday, the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media will hear Assembly Bill 329 (Pan). AB 329 is pro-consumer and guarantees fans in California the right to use, give away, or resell tickets however they choose. This legislation prohibits restriction of ticket resale and (bots language).
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