Blac Chyna and Dream Kardashian

Blac Chyna declined to settle with a popular celebrity photo agency over the unauthorized use of paparazzi pics of herself on her social media accounts.

Photo agency BACKGRID USA sued Rob Kardashian's baby mama for copyright infringement, seeking $150,000 for each photo.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Hollywood socialite attended a court-ordered mediation meeting with photo agency BACKGRID earlier this month.

The two parties failed to reach a financial settlement for the unauthorized use of several paparazzi photos she posted on Instagram.com.

BACKGRID says the socialite posted pics of herself on September 13, 2017, and October 27, 2017 -- images that were taken by BACKGRID's photographers.

The company claims they own the rights to the photos and never licensed the images to Chyna.

Blac Chyna

BACKGRID said one of the photos in question shows the mother-of-2 promoting a fashion brand (most likely Fashion Nova), so she basically profited off the unauthorized use of their photo.

Chyna, 30, is demanding the lawsuit be dismissed. She argued that the alleged reposting on social media was fair use.

Chyna's refusal to reach a settlement paves the way for a courtroom showdown in 2019.

BACKGRID has been successful in deleting or suspended multiple social media accounts that used their photos without permission.

Popular blogger Jason Lee lost his @HollywoodUnlocked Instagram page -- which garnered over 1 million users -- and his backup page, @Hollywoodxunlocked, after BACKGRID filed a copyright claim with the photo sharing giant.

Other Instagram bloggers who lost their popular pages include @LoveBScott, @FashionBombDaily, @Fameolous and @FreddyO.

Photos by BKNY / FANA / VM/ BACKGRID

  • iWasteTime

    She can't use a photo of her own self?!?!
    #FOH
    Don't settle and take it all the way. Change that paparazzi game sis.
    I know your other suit is going well. It's why we've not heard anything since those emails came out.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Dream got her daddy AND grandfather whole face. Them genes strong?

  • FukkFolks2019

    She being advised WELL. She leveled up her law representation as an investment.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    I'd take it to court too. "Oh, I didn't get permission to use photos you took of me? Oh. I didn't give you permission to take photos of me to sell. That's unlicensed use of my image, sir. See you in court. xx"

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I see this ad of some Guy named Artie Lang chile .... his nose is smushed to bits .... I ain't stutting Chyna heavy hipped azz .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c22bbb0726b55780d5b8daabf5e7ff036f5e7db69467497fbef25caabddf4b73.gif

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I know it's got to be hard for her to see with them lashes on her eyes!!! It looks like a struggle to keep her eyes open.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Girl!!! And it's from years of drug abuse!! That booga suga done collapsed his whole nasal structure!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ...... and I do mean smushed chile ....... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7401c5bf619f9ce38706b897da4a3c8359ec19ff77abcd4460251ff9b1135b4.gif completely caved in ...... that's ridiculous

  • Coy little wink

    What y'all doing to ring in 2019?

    I'm doing nasty things to mister ?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Dream is sooooo precious! Rob please TRY and do right by her. With a mother like Chyna it's not telling how she will turn out. smdh

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I will probably be sleep like every year.

  • Renee26

    The paps should have to request to snap pics of people for their use not the other way around. Ion blame her

    I'm surprised she wanted that pic posted. You can see the line in her thigh from the spanx she's wearing trying to hold up her sagging azz...it's sitting so low on her back thighs it's unflattering

  • Renee26

    I'm jealous... I've been vacationing in FL and been without ? the whole time.

    I'll be partying down here tho

  • hi-liter

    Is New Year the only time that man gets ?????

  • Renee26

    Yes! He snorted bits of glass up his nose and fugged himself UP!

  • Renee26

    He had mixed broken glass in a line of coke or heroin and messed his nasal cavity up

  • tintin

    Damn they say black genes are strong but definitely not in Dreams case. She is all Armenian and whatever those Kardashians are mixed with. She's cute

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Mother nature had other plans for my horny ass ??... He talmbout what that mouth do tho? Not a dam thang tonight ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile that shyt looks a damn mess ......

  • Coy little wink

    Florida...I'm jealous! Turn up for me!

  • MJF

    Ms. Rose, why aren't you on IG? Just curious!

  • Coy little wink

    I do nasty things errytime ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Same situation ??

  • FukkFolks2019

    I'm doing nasty stuff to my mister too. Very quietly. Both younger girls there and my mama staying over?

  • finallymadeitn

    You should try the soft cup.

  • Renee26

    I will!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    GLASS?!?!?! OMG...I never want to be that high where I'm like..."Ya know what would be fun...?"!!!

  • Renee26

    Start the new year off right... It's a simple request that may continue to repay you the remainder of the year ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Ohhhh Nee get all petty out before 2019 lmao that was funny ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Go Wink Go wink Go wink
    K
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    G

    Going to get preggers huh...

  • Renee26

    I think the glass broke and he was like fugg it, I'm not about to waste my drugs

    Shiiiid I done dropped some ? in the carpet and sorted thru that ish pulling out furry fuzzies before ?

  • Prettybrowneyes

    The only way I'm getting any is in the shower. Ain't nobody tryna wrestle with his 6'1 280lbs azz tonight in that water ???

  • RealATLPeach36

    So both of y’all trying to have twin babies huh? Okay I’ll baby sit lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    What the mouth doing lol yelp open wide girly lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    Have fun mama be safe

  • Renee26

    Nope... I promise it will continue into 2019 ?

  • Renee26

    I will ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Damn ...I here for it!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    You know what? I know THAT struggle. but to snort glass...gilr bye!! That's some clucker-ish shyt right there. something only a true hype would do

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • FukkFolks2019

    This is US. My dude 6'3 and the same weight. Showers together be exhausting. Ok. Thought it was just me???

  • Coy little wink

    My ovaries spitting out powdered eggs I'm sure ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?????

  • imright

    i bet the Kardashians was lowkey pissed they couldnt deny Dream? they would have loved to “demand a DNA”?soon as Baby Dream came out BOOM !!! Robs whole face??

  • DroneRivers

    She looks ridiculous!

  • DroneRivers

    Lmao

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Like a damn clown

  • missmiami305

    I wouldn't either. Anyway, love those shoes she has on.

  • Soda
  • finallymadeitn

    ????

  • Soda

    Before finding out why his nose looked like that, I thought his face was pressed up against a glass door! Poor thing, there's not much he can do to hide it either.https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4afd04a35d5952a1b400c2a27a16ca731a6b2ab2b121f98d51d8f0636a88283a.png

  • pecancandy

    Can y’all keep me in yo prayers that I get a consistent man this year! I would like to have big, rich? for eternity,

  • Coy little wink

    Which one do you want

    Consistent this year or
    Big rich ? for eternity

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That would have been ironic if any of those hoes had demanded a DNA test.

  • therealashland

    Chyna is so unfortunate looking. She looks like a blow up doll that got sent back for quality issues

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    TMI!!!

  • davine puddin

    Why dont celebs own use of their names and likeness so that paparazzi cant profit off their face. Better yet cover up how mikey j did his kids or wear big ass brim hats

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Not that simple she is in public and with no expectations of privacy it’s the photographers intellectual work p and it goes as deep and the company even owns the photographers data card it will be an easy win for the company

  • Renee26

    Fresh off the press... Kevin Gates is more of a brick house than Chyna ??? boy got a whole hour glass shape ?

  • Renee26

    They are shaaarp

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    It's coming! Claim it

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    She in public with no expectations of privacy it’s fair game. Thousand of cameras take pics of people all days.. I got into for taking photos of a movie set and they knew the law nd tried to
    Make me stop thinking I was just a black dude with a camera and did know my rights

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    Tragic

  • Renee26

    Hell yeah!

  • Renee26

    I've washed some in the laundry before and was 38 hot cause that was a chance I wouldn't take

  • Renee26

    On all fours chile.... Like noooooo

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Can we get a last post on Kanye still at with drake by himself ??

  • Coy little wink

    Running this blog is priority

  • Coy little wink

    That was very vague hun ?

  • Coy little wink

    Why can't Drake follow Kim on IG?

  • ShWa

    Not doing this with yall in 2019! LOLOLOL

  • Carrington

    I need clarity... you took pictures of ME, but I can't post the pictures you took of ME on MY Instagram page. Is that where we are? The world is f*cked up!

  • dru and neil

    Even better why can’t Kim block him? Kanye West is complaining about him following his wife meanwhile his wife doesn’t mind.

  • ShWa

    Yes his twin!

  • Coy little wink

    Lolol... I know he has birthing hips but his waist is not snatched is it?

  • Carrington

    Real talk. She has NEVER been a pretty girl to me. Especially when she ain't covering that huge assed forehead. Very average looking girl. Just like Nicki.

  • Coy little wink

    He is mad a Drake for following her...but isn't that the goal of IG...to get followers?

  • Coy little wink

    Where is my early dismissal from work sheesh?

  • Coy little wink

    Where is my early dismissal from work sheesh?

  • FukkFolks2019

    Praying for some heavy rich dack for ya

  • FukkFolks2019

    Praying for some heavy rich dack for ya

  • dru and neil

    I agree, none of Kourtneys kids look like they are Scott Disick’s. Her genes just took over.

  • dru and neil

    I agree, none of Kourtneys kids look like they are Scott Disick’s. Her genes just took over.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THAT'S MY POINT. YOU DON'T NEED PERMISSION TO TAKE MY PHOTO AND MAKE MONEY OFF OF MY IMAGE BUT I CAN'T POST IT ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA. THAT'S SOME BS!!!! FAIR EXCHANGE NEEDS TO COME IN SOMEWHERE. HELL ALL OF THESE CELEBS NEED TO RALLY BEHIND BLAC CHYNA AND GET THE LAWS CHANGED B/C IT'LL BENEFIT THEM ALL........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Exactly we live in a free country

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    My question is why u keep talking bout the same shyt? U have said all of this last week. Chill bro

  • Coy little wink

    I hope we are leaving Kanye in 2018 too

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too he needs help bad

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He just trying to make noise and get attention. I know this ain’t what KIM signed up for

  • CaramelDrop

    Somebody forgot about the football hold breastfeeding. The “girls” still ain’t right

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I got mine at 2, I'm still here ?

  • Coy little wink

    I'm outta here at 4:30...dismissing my damm self!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I argued this a few months ago, and said this is the dumbest chyt ever. I swear it's dumb, I actually can't believe they can sue you for YOU. DUMBEST CHYT I SWEAR

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lol, I feel ya, I'm about to leave it's 3.25 here

  • EMILY POST

    Copyrights in social media age good luck with that 1....lol

  • CaramelDrop

    I think that’s what eff’d me up. I smoke a half oz of OG kush a day and probably an oz daily on weekends switched from swisher to A pipe with oil now my black add can barely remember my name. You PLEASE becareful

  • MsVAllDay

    Chyna out her trying to be the same complexion as Dream.

  • pecancandy

    Both......

  • Chicagowise

    I walked out after lunch.

  • Coy little wink
  • 11pink123

    This world is so sick. How you gone sue somebody over a picture of them selves??? Wtf... Like what kind of sick ppl run this organization, they should be glad she embraced the photo, not be trying to sue her.. omg.... ppl. Are sick....

    I would file bankruptcy before I give these mf’s one penny.

  • 11pink123

    Dude.... like I’m really sitting here like, really???

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • 11pink123

    It’s really a shame that they can stalk and take pictures crusted if these ppl, make money off of them and then sue them for embracing the photos of themselves. That’s some bs...

  • 11pink123

    That company is a piece of shyt... terrible morals

  • Renee26
  • 11pink123

    I agree the paps should have to get permission to use these pictures if they gone be this petty. That’s a shame they can snap photos of you, use it, then sue you for you using a picture of yourself. What kind of f—k shyt is that?

  • Chicagowise

    Work it, mamma! Work! LMAO

  • Chicagowise

    Work it, mamma! Work! LMAO

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • elroy

    this woman is disgusting, the fact that she has fans is insane

  • RealATLPeach36

    Damnit!!! You made me laugh

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    shake down, that's all. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around how are you suing me for using a picture of me? I guess 'using a picture' answers that. I wouldn't settle either. take it to trial. if these celebs were profiting off use of the photos (unless they are and i missed that), i can see seeking compensation. but merely suing because they put your photo on their social media is crazy.

  • Coy little wink

    Did auntie photoshop this ?

  • Meme

    Dont be so sure before youre presenting an ooops retirement baby next year ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's shaped like a girl and she's shaped like a boy. What sorcery is going on here?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s not fuvk shit it’s his skil in using a camera it’s not just a damn point and click

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Nothing about morals it’s the law

  • Allihave2say

    I just can't understand how someone can sue you for taking using an picture they took of YOU without your permission. They didn't pay for her clothes, hair, nails or whatever is in the photo but get to sue her for using her own image. I c'aint with these paps!

  • Allihave2say

    The solution to this problem for celebrities its very simple.
    Everyday when they get up, before they head out the house they need to take a selfie of themselves in their own skin and clothes they bought and post it on their SM pages. Then when the paps snap a pic of them they can sue the paps.

  • dru and neil

    He appears to be obsessed!

  • dru and neil

    He’s either jealous of Drake, or obsessed.

  • http://www.id2463613.sexygyk.website RetroCOTfan

    disqus_WWOaGDz3K7 3+

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Of course!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I have no clue!

  • Parent

    I know right. So messed up

  • PlayerP

    But did you have permission to take said photo and then profit off of it???

  • Renee26

    ? ?

  • Renee26

    Nooo ?

  • Renee26

    For his size it is ?... They said he was voluptuous ???

  • noluvlost

    Nice

  • ?jessica?

    I can't wait to see how this turns out. If they win this, it will open a whole new can of trouble.

  • Dahl

    They can use her image without permission and profit, but she can’t use the same image? I don’t understand...

  • ALLSEDUCTRESS

    WITHOUT FILTERS SOMEBDY FACE LOOKS BOTCHED WITH THOSE BIRD BEAK LIPS TO MANY FILLERS SIS

  • CocoBabe88

    She looks soo much better in that outfit than the spandex crap she always wears.