Just as EBay makes it incredibly difficult to complain about an auction gone wrong... just as AOL makes it incredibly difficult to unsubscribe from their service... so, Blogspot makes it difficult to complain about copyright infringement on their blogs.
I'm sure it's hard for them to keep track of millions of blogs written by all kinds of mostly-anonymous individuals, so the way they manage that responsibility is to make it difficult enough to complain, that most people don't bother, or can't figure out how to do so.
Here's the content policy page at Blogspot (blogger.com)...http://www.blogger.com/content.g
This page contains the following language:COPYRIGHT: It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. More information about our copyright procedures can be found here:
That last "here" is a link to this page...http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html
Following an extremely wordy "warning" that you shouldn't accuse a blogger of infringing on your copyright unless you're really, really, really sure (lest you be penalized by huge fines, so be REALLY sure), there's the following set of rules/instructions as to how one should assert one's copyright is being infringed:
To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):
1.Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. This post must include identification of the specific posts, as opposed to entire sites. Posts must be referenced by the permalink of the post. For example, “The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://johndoe.com/test/2006_01_01.html#2106.
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
YOU MUST IDENTIFY EACH POST BY PERMALINK OR DATE THAT ALLEGEDLY CONTAINS THE INFRINGING MATERIAL. The permalink for a post is usually found by clicking on the timestamp of the post. For example, “The blog where my copyrighted work is published on is http://copyright.blogspot.com/archives/2006_01_02_example.html.”
3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit Google to contact you (email address is preferred).
4. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.".
5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
6. Sign the paper.
7. Send the written communication to the following address:
Attn: Google Legal Support, Blogger DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
OR fax to:
(650) 618-2680, Attn: Blogger Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party partner for publication and annotation. As such, your letter (with your personal information removed) will be forwarded to Chilling Effects (http://www.chillingeffects.org) for publication. You can see an example of such a publication at http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/notice.cgi?NoticeID=861. A link to your published letter will be displayed in Google's search results in place of the removed content.