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Tell Ticketmaster: Stop hijacking fans' rights!
  • Petitioned Nathan Hubbard

This petition was delivered to:

CEO of Ticketmaster
Nathan Hubbard

Tell Ticketmaster: Stop hijacking fans' rights!

    1. Sponsored by

      Fan Freedom

As fans, it's time to stand up to Ticketmaster and their live event and sports team partners, and demand they stop their latest shenanigans that - as usual - are aimed at expanding the Ticketmaster monopoly and charging fans more money. 

Ticketmaster's newest ploy is digital tickets that are locked to a purchaser's credit card and photo ID. Ticketmaster says this is an anti-fraud tool, but the real goal is to tie you - and your friends - to Ticketmaster so they make more money.  In order to share these "paperless" tickets with friends you must use the Ticketmaster website and give Ticketmaster all your friends' data - including credit card numbers! And if you cannot attend an event and want to re-sell your tickets, they get the resale fees and your buyer's personal information.  

Think tickets are a great gift?  Think again - because some digital tickets are entirely non-transferrable. So if you buy your kids or parents tickets for an event you don't care to see, you still have to escort them in because your credit card and photo ID are needed for entry. 

Does your uncle have season tickets he’s been sharing with you for years? With new digital tickets there are also new "convenience" fees, even to give away your tickets to family or a charity. 

It's time to stop Ticketmaster from limiting our options, choices and rights. If we buy a ticket, we own it. We are the fans and it's our money. We have already paid Ticketmaster to buy our tickets; we shouldn't have to pay again to share our tickets or give them away. And we should be able to choose any market we select if we want to re-sell our tickets. 

Ticketmaster already has too much control over ticket prices, delivery fees and technologies. Join the thousands of fans telling Nathan Hubbard, CEO of Ticketmaster, that enough is enough: We should have the right to use our tickets as we choose. Our tickets belong to us.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Shannon Marenco TUJUNGA, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Ripped off for almost $400 because I will be out of town the week of the show that I bought tickets for 4 months in advance. The show isn't even for over another 2 months. Ticketmaster could easily recoup their money after refunding me if they chose to do so.

    • Melinda Lloyd SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      I understand what this bill is trying to do, but it is not ok to restrict the freedom of fans in order to achieve this end.

    • Clint Babcock AMARILLO, TX
      • 11 months ago

      Tired of TM's fraudulent practices.

    • Dan Fagan WHEATON, IL
      • 11 months ago

      This is important because Ticketmaster puts barriers up between fans and artists, makes the process harder than it needs to be, and adds NO VALUE to the market. If there were alternatives to Ticketmaster, then Ticketmaster would either reform or go out of business.

    • Aaron Palusso ALISO VIEJO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Sick of trying to get tickets to shows and end up not going because I have to pay 30 times the value. Not worth it.


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