In a legal move that brings power to the people, Finland is letting complainers finally get their way. According to a recently passed law in the Nordic country, if attendees of a concert aren’t satisfied with the performance, they can get a refund. While this may seem great from the consumer perspective, it’s not as easy as simply saying that you didn’t enjoy the performance. There has to be a more objective reasoning as to why the concert wasn’t successful and must fall “well below reasonably expected standards.” The spokesperson for the Finnish Consumer Disputes Board adds that the musical performance must be generally viewed as a “failure” in order for people to claim refunds. While this attempt to make a likely subjective opinion become objective may remind some people of the classic adage on obscenity (“I know it when I see it.” ) the difficulty in implementing the law may be worth it for some music lovers who feel ripped off by high prices and low quality. And encouraging artists to put on a worthy performance is definitely, objectively, not obscene.
Check out the full article here: New Law Allows Finnish Music Fans A Refund If They Don’t Enjoy A Gig
Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained within this blog post and site is offered simply as a consideration to visitors who are in the entertainment industry and are seeking to learn more about various areas of entertainment, be it in film, movies, television, music, digital, new media, film financing, merchandising and/or branding. As such, the information so provided should never be construed as legal advice. If you need further assistance or legal advice for your specific matter, please do not hesitate in contacting an entertainment attorney (film, music, digital, licensing, financing) here in Los Angeles, California at The Hollywood Lawyer by(1) emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org; (2) calling us at (323) 300-4184; or (3) filling out our online form.