Are "Paperless Tickets" Really "Anti-Fan" Restrictions? Growing Practice Among Ticket Vendors Draws Criticism

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We believe "paperless" is a misleading term, as it is not the lack of a paper ticket that concerns fans, but the restrictions that are added to these tickets. These tickets are typically nontransferable, or only transferable with the permission of the original seller. This mean consumers who intend to give tickets to friends or family as gifts, or who wish to give away or resell tickets because they can't attend the show, after purchasing tickets up to six months in advance, may be stuck with tickets they cannot use. This is why we refer to them as "restricted tickets."

What's a good way for people to urge the big-ticket vendors to avoid this practice?

Fans should visit www.fanfreedom.org/takeaction and send a message via Facebook or Twitter to Ticketmaster, their favorite artists or sports team or local venues, and tell them to stop restricting their tickets.

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Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill is editor at large for the Riverfront Times and he demands to be taken seriously, despite all evidence to the contrary. Follow him on Twitter at @rftmusic.
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