Texas Lawmakers Consider The Rights Of Ticket Holders

AUSTIN (March 24, 2013)—Texas lawmakers plan to take up the question of whether a concert ticket is a license to have a great time or personal property that can be sold or traded?

Lawmakers could determine how tickets for concerts, sports or any other major event are sold, resold or even taken away.

Some promoters would like tickets to work as airline tickets, so purchasers’ ID cards serve as electronic tickets that are non-transferrable.

Texas lawmakers, however, pride themselves on property rights and free markets, and are considering a bill that would ban the ticket seller from stopping the resale or transfer of the ticket, limiting the price the ticket holder can charge for it or requiring an ID to use the ticket.

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