Paperless tickets are being pushed by Ticketmaster at the same time states such as New York and Minnesota are looking into banning them. The question is who has the rights to the tickets after they are sold. Ticketmaster wants to retain all rights to the tickets by using paperless tickets which require a credit card to purchase and to get into the venue on the night of the show.
Most ticket brokers such as Preferred Seating and ticket resell sites are against the paperless tickets because they cannot be resold, the buyer has no choice but to pay with a credit card, and they have no right to sell, give away or even not show up for the show if they want to get anyone else in with the tickets they bought on their card.
If Ticketmaster succeeds then they will also have a complete monopoly on tickets in both the primary and secondary ticket markets. They could do whatever they want with ticket prices because nobody could ever undercut them.
And to force everyone to have a credit card to buy a concert ticket is wrong too. It’s bad enough it’s hard too find an outlet close by to buy tickets from with cash but with paperless tickets you would never have the choice to use cash. Fans should not be required to have a credit card to attend a concert, plain and simple.