Photobucket: Accord reached with MySpace

Blog from Photobucket co-founder says the image- and video-sharing site is no longer blocked by MySpace.

A blog from Photobucket's co-founder indicates that the image- and video-sharing site has ended an impasse with social-networking giant MySpace.

A conflict between the two sites erupted earlier this month when News Corp.-owned MySpace opted to block Photobucket's content from its members' profiles. According to MySpace, Photobucket had violated MySpace's terms of service by encouraging users to post a Spider-Man 3 slide-show ad campaign. MySpace forbids third parties from advertising on its site.

Monday's blog post, written by Photobucket co-founder and CEO Alex Welch, announced that the company's content is no longer blocked by MySpace.

"We've established open lines of communication and procedures with MySpace to prevent a sudden block of Photobucket content in future," Welch said in his post. "We want our users to be able to share their content and understand it must be within the framework of MySpace's Terms of Service for it to appear on the site."

On Tuesday, Photobucket representatives declined further comment aside from Welch's blog post. MySpace was not available for comment.

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