GERMANY (CelebrityAccess) – Recently formed German promoters association BDKV has won its case against leading secondary ticketing site Ticketband.
In a ruling on January 21st, the regional court of Hanover forbade Ticketbande from reselling tickets where it is prohibited by the promoter.
Commenting on the ruling, Johannes Ulbricht, BDKV’s lawyer said in a statement: “The verdict finally eliminates a crucial grey area in ticket sales. It brings event organisers a great step further in the fight against the commercial secondary market ticketing trade. It is also crucial that the secondary market ticket platform is fully liable in the event of a breach of the resale prohibition, and cannot claim a fault on the seller’s part.”
The judgment is a big win for BDKV, which recently launched its Nein zum Ticketschwarzmarkt (No To The Ticket Black Market) campaign, in hopes of pushing for a price cap of 25% above face value for secondary market tickets.
The win also follows similar legal victories for Rammstein and promoter MCT-Agentur, and Ed Sheeran and FKP Scorpio, which prohibit Viagogo from reselling tickets for their upcoming German shows.