Technology / 11.07.23
European Ticketing Alliance Wants to Rein in Search Engines
Pollstar (11/01/23) Gottfried, Gideon
FEAT, the Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing, focused on the role of online search engines in supporting predatory ticket resale through their advertising policies in its recent annual general meeting. The latest goal of curbing for-profit ticket resale that hasn’t been sanctioned by promoters, artists, and/or their teams comes in the form of the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA). The legislation went into effect late this past summer for large search engines. It addresses companies’ advertising and transparency policies, along with a number of other issues regarding proper, ethical online conduct. Where the DSA becomes relevant for the ticketing business, FEAT states, is via its requirement of "large search engines to clamp down on illegal product listings."
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