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Z100 & Other Clear Channel Websites Were Down Today

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  • Started 7 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    -------------------------Clear Channel Radio Sites Down; Expected To Be Temporary-------------------------

    ALL ACCESS has discovered that a number of CCM+E radio station sites, including some iHEARTRADIO content pages, are offline.

    A trip to one of these sites gets a message similar to: Internal Server Error - Read. The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Reference #3.2f995ecc.1372284959.344ad191

    Some of the stations affected include,,,,, and others.

    A CLEAR CHANNEL spokesperson indicated the outage was not expected to be long term in duration.

    Posted on June 26, 2013 - 08:06 PM #
  2. big89

    This could be the reason. They need to remove any copyrighted photos they have been using without paying for the rights.

    National Photo Group has sued Clear Channel and 11 CC stations in U.S. District Court in Texas, saying the stations' websites used its pictures -- including photos of Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr and of England's Prince Harry -- without permission. NPG says in the lawsuit that its copyrighted pictures were "copied, modified, and/or displayed" on CC station websites.
    Among other claims, NPG says the pics Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr showed up on the sites for stations including WUSY and WRVR; that a picture of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore was used on the sites of KHFI, KPPT, and KZCH; and that pictures of England's Prince Harry appeared on the site for KPEK.
    In its filing (case number 5:13-cv-00531-HLH1, filed June 19), NPG claims Clear Channel and the stations were aware of the infringement, saying they "were aware of facts or circumstances from which the infringements were apparent," and that they received "financial benefit directly attributable to the infringements," since the pictures brought traffic to the station websites.
    NPG is looking for $150,000 per infringement or actual damages and wrongful profits in an amount to be determined at trial, along with its attorneys' fees and other costs.
    The stations named in the lawsuit are:
    Top 40 WWRVW/Nashville, Country WUSY/Chattanooga, Top 40 KHFI/Austin, Rhythmic WSNX/Grand Rapids, Top 40 WVKS/Toledo, Rhythmic KPTT/Denver, Country WUBL/Atlanta, Top 40 KZCH/Wichita, Hot AC KPEK/Albuquerque, Country WYYD/Roanoke, and Top 40 KZHT/Salt Lake City

    Posted on June 27, 2013 - 01:44 PM #
  3. radiodork

    LOL! Too funny. Next they need to sue Clear Channel for voice tracking, that in itself is a crime against radio!

    Posted on June 27, 2013 - 05:21 PM #
  4. msndrspdx

    Prince Harry is a public figure! If it was a candid picture, it shouldn't be worth trying to sue. If it's a formal portrait we're talking about, maybe they have a case if there wasn't a photo credit on it. Maybe, but it's a stretch worthy of, say, Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic 4! Rather ironic that they're suing radio stations! Best, Mike 8)

    Posted on June 27, 2013 - 05:33 PM #
  5. Deane Johnson

    Prince Harry may be a public figure, but the person snapped the specific photo holds the copyright.

    It would be like saying Ansel Adams couldn't have held the copyright on a photo of the moon because the moon is a public object in the sky.

    Posted on June 27, 2013 - 05:42 PM #
  6. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    --------------------------Clear Channel Radio Sites, iHeart Streaming Bugged Again--------------------------

    The Net bug apparently stung CLEAR CHANNEL again. Two days ago, a number of CCM+E radio station sites, including some iHEARTRADIO content pages, went offline (NET NEWS, 6/26). The disruption was eventually taken care of and the streaming was restored.

    Unfortunately, earlier today (FRIDAY afternoon) at around 4p PT, the Net blackout once again hit a bevy of CC stations and iHEARTRADIO. Sometime after 6p PT, service was restored.

    Posted on June 28, 2013 - 09:32 PM #