Are "Paperless Tickets" Really "Anti-Fan" Restrictions? Growing Practice Among Ticket Vendors Draws Criticism
Ticket scalping has been an issue for major events ever since selling tickets began. From the venues to the bands all the way down to the fans, nobody likes scalpers. Make that, especially not the fans: Fast-fingered scalpers snatch up tickets en masse, leaving many fans disappointed and empty-handed.
Enter the growing trend of "paperless tickets," the practice that requires fans to supply the original purchaser's credit card and photo ID at a show's venue in order to gain admittance. Though "paperless tickets" have been adopted by some big-ticket vendors, ostensibly to combat scalpers, they have drawn criticism from some groups that feel the tickets limit the rights of legitimate ticket holders and fans.More »