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UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020

Ticket touting

Section 4: Exception for certain advertisers etc.

15.This section provides an exception for advertisers from committing a touting offence if the sale of the ticket would be for above the face value of the ticket or with a view to making a profit but the advertiser does not and could not reasonably be expected to know that fact. If, for example, a newspaper advert for Championship tickets displayed a sale price that was obviously in vast excess of the normal face value of tickets to comparable sporting events, the publication that carried that advert could not argue that it could not reasonably have known that the sales were for above face value. In which case the advertising publication would be committing a touting offence.

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