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Vertical Mergers: A Multi-jurisdictional Comparison

By Michael Blaisdell (Federal Trade Commission)1 Across the international competition community, vertical mergers are receiving considerable attention. CPI dedicated a Chronicle...
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US: Dems want probe of concert ticket systems

Two Democratic senators are calling for a federal antitrust investigation of Live Nation and its online concert ticket platform, Ticketmaster, in light...

Canada: Competition Bureau expands Ticketmaster investigation

Canada’s Competition Bureau has decided to expand its investigation into Ticketmaster to include probing the allegations of the company’s secret scalping program, according to...

Canada: Competition Commissioner stands ground in fight with Ticketmaster

The Commissioner of Competition is not backing down from its fight to stop Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment from allegedly using a...

US: Ticketmaster’s antitrust bid against Songkick tossed

A California federal judge on Monday, October 16, tossed Live Nation and Ticketmaster's bid for a quick win on some of Songkick's antitrust claims...

Australia: Ticket reseller sites inflate prices by 500% says Choice

Australian consumer organisation Choice has found dodgy pricing practices, false claims, illegal markups and a lack of consumer protection in the ticket scalping industry...

US: Songkick’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster takes new twist

An executive at online ticket seller Ticketmaster has been accused of hacking computers and appropriating trade secrets by a rival. On February 16, Songkick filed...

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