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German Court Strikes A Blow Against Shipping Fees For Print-At-Home Tickets

BREMEN, Germany (CelebrityAccess) — A German court has delivered a preliminary ruling that strikes a blow to German ticketing company CTS Eventim by ruling that fees for print-at-home tickets should not be permitted.

The ruling addresses the somewhat mysterious fees that ticketing companies charge to consumers who choose to receive tickets via email and then print them on their own printer.

The case, brought by consumer rights group Verbraucherzentrale NRW came after fans were forced to pay 'premium shipping' fees for print-at-home tickets purchased to AC/DC's 2015 European tour.

While the ruling is not legally binding, it could set a precendent allowing consumers to challenge similar fees from competing companies such as Ticketmaster. – Staff Writers