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FTC Buys Admission to Online Ticket Sale Workshop | Lexology

After being forced to reschedule due to a government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop about online ticket sales.

“That’s the Ticket” explored consumer protection issues regarding the online sale of concert and sporting event tickets. The issues included practices that limit ticket availability on the primary market, messages that mislead consumers about ticket prices or availability, and statements designed to confuse consumers about the entity from which they are purchasing.

In her welcoming remarks, FTC Commissioner Rebecca K. Slaughter said the $10 billion online ticket industry is a priority for the agency, which has an “interest in promoting a competitively functional and consumer-friendly marketplace for event tickets.”

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