Friday, 20 May 2011
Viagogo to appeal court setback
Ticketnews.com reports that UK-based secondary ticket company Viagogo has been granted leave to appeal a ruling by Judge Tugendhat that would have forced it to turn over the names and personal information of resellers Rugby Football Union tickets(RFU). RFU terms and conditions prohibit the re-sale of their tickets for matches at its TwickenhamStadium and it made the unique argument that after the tickets were resold those who bought them were trespassers. The league wanted the names of the resellers to piece together the transactions and determine who the alleged violators were. Viagogo refused on the ground that this was a violation of privacy rights of its customers. In other ticketing news, in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the state's paperless ticketing bill into law, a move that continues to keep New York as the only state that makes non-transferable paperless tickets illegal. Cuomo signed the bill, A06856A, late last week after the legislation received overwhelming support from both the state Assembly and Senate.