Can not share with my website registered users your Allmusic.com Bios via a html Iframe tag anymore.

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Hello, I have a question regarding your www.Allmusic.com web site.
I have a Godaddy website using Apache and the Joomla 3.9 content management system.
My site has a page that displays an embedded Adobe Flash player which allows my visitors to play music from a list of music artists culled from LPs and CDs, 
and which is currently over 200 playlists.  These files are in Apple AAC format on my website.

Also, if someone is interested in learning more about the artists that I feature, they can/could use a drop down list on the page, to reference the artist on your website, in a iframe on my website, on the same page.

I use JavaScript to present your website Artist profiles, such as biography data:

<script type="text/javascript">function newProfile() {
      var e = document.getElementById("Profile");
      var newProfile = e.options[e.selectedIndex].value;
      //var newSrc = e.buttons[e].value;
      document.getElementById("Music").src=newProfile;
     }</script>

My html code in the page is the following:
<iframe src="https://mysite.com/music.html"; width="1024" height="1068" name="Music"  id="Music" style="-ms-overflow-x: scroll; -ms-overflow-y: scroll; background-image: url('https://mysite.com/content-bg.jpg');"; frameborder="0"></iframe>

Example:
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/wilson-pickett-mn0000677781

This worked fine for over 10 years plus.  But recently these links are now broken.  The major web browsers IE, Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer display your data in the iframe.

I get the following errors:

IE error:

This content can’t be shown in a frame
There is supposed to be some content here, but the publisher doesn’t allow it to be displayed in a frame. This is to help protect the security of any information you might enter into this site.
Try this
Open this in a new window

Google Chrome Error:
www.allmusic.com refused to connect.

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What did your website administrators initiate on your web server to prevent me from displaying your data?  Is there a fix on my end to make it work again?  
I thought that by referencing your site, that you would possibly have more people registering with you (write reviews, comments etc... ) since the data you provide is very useful.

Websites like Rateyour music, Discogs, and others can be displayed in the iframe, but yours, for some reason, will no longer work!

Can you provide some help here?


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Stephen Sherry

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Posted 2 months ago

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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Hi Stephen,
I'm really not sure.

Are you saying you were able to display AllMusic information on your website without requiring the reader to come to AllMusic.com at all?

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Stephen Sherry

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Thank you Zac for your response.  I've sent an email reply to via gmail.  If you could read it and let me know what you think.  Like to keep my web site out of the purview of community members.  Thank you.
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Stephen Sherry

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Hey Zac Johnson, Official Rep,  any chance you can delegate my question to someone else beside yourself in your IT department?  I think a week is pretty reasonable to at least check the email I sent to you and provide a update.  Right? . . . . 
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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Hi Stephen,
We never received your email. I'm not sure which account you sent it to.

Regardless, the activity you are describing violates the terms of service of our website. https://www.allmusic.com/terms-of-service

9.1 Except as expressly authorized by 1R, you agree not to reproduce, link to (via hyperlinks or otherwise), scrape, modify, rent, copy, lease, loan, sell, distribute, mirror, frame, syndicate, cache, store, record, publish, download, transmit, display or create derivative works of the 1R Property, in whole or in part, by any means. You may not, for example, publish any portion of the 1R Property (or links thereto) on any internet, intranet or extranet site or incorporate the 1R Property in any product, database, compilation, archive or cache. You must not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer any software 1R discloses to you, and you must not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership. You shall not attempt to circumvent any content protection mechanisms or digital rights management systems.