Thursday, 20 February 2014

German Promoters Force Resale Take Down

Secondary ticketing giant Seatwave has removed all tickets for the six upcoming Robbie Williams concerts in Germany after a successful legal challenge by the German Federal Association of Concert Organisers (BDV).

BDV is vociferously fighting a battle against ticket resale platforms in Germany and has already obtained mandatory injunctions against other online exchanges, including the popular website Viagogo.

Johannes Ulbricht, legal advisor for the BDV, insists the association will continue to take action against all unauthorised ticket trading in the country, to protect event visitors and ensure that the prohibition of resale is respected.

”We are moving closer, step by step, to our goal of returning control of ticket prices to promoters and artists,” says BDV president Jens Michow. “For the public, this means protection against inflated prices. For promoters and artists this means that those who create the value embodied in the ticket price, rather than shady freeloaders, will benefit from it.”

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