Eventhough you may not expecting any indirect commercial value out of it, the content you publish can really matters to you as you know how much your valuable time and knowledge were devoted for that informative and interesting blog post or article. So what if you find someone copying your content and publish them on their blog without getting any explicit permission of yours?
Everything is FREE?
When publishing content online, publishers need to be responsible about what they use and share. You don't always need rules and guidelines to be ethical. As long as you write about what you know, experienced or attribute where necessary, you appreciate the work of yours and others at the same time. However, in case if you need to republish content from another author or content generator, you should get appropriate permissions and attribute whenever you use them, unless mentioned they are free to use.
If you are valuing others' work and treat them the way they should be teated, you don't need to worry about copyright violations at all. Anyway, content scrappers need rules and guidelines as they might have no idea about ethical behaviors.
Once after an author generates his original content, automatically it's protected with his authorship and subject to copyrights with the reservation of all rights eventhough there is no such written copyright statement. That leaves the original author aka the copyright owner is responsible for reserving or allowing rights for his work via a copyright statement.
Generally, if you see "All Rights Reserved" statement on blogs or websites, it means legally no one can reproduce, copy or distribute, perform, display publicly or build upon it without a permission of original copyright holder. But legally, if you wanna allow some rights of your content to be make use by others, you can go for solutions such as Creative Commons to refine your copyrights.
Blogger Respects Copyright Holders
Even Blogger respects the rights of copyright holders and responsible to help out in a situation of copyright infringement as they depicts in their Copyright Policy.
Remember that Blogger can only take action on content available on Blogger blogs, but none other platforms.
Recently, I had to deal with a lot of copyright infringements and it's a pain to think about wasting time to remove unauthorized content published on someone else's blog spending our time. However as we generate content, we should be liable to protect our own copyrights too.
The usual formal procedure on taking off unauthorized content is far more complicated and consume your time and money. It's better if you can afford an attorney and willing to have some court sessions. But you don't need that at all.
With my recent experiences, Blogger was really helpful for me in removing copied content found on other blogs and they just took care of infringement complaints soon after the submission. Even if they found missing information within my request, they were polite enough to contact me for further clarifications too.
So if you found any content of yours published on another Blogger blog which infringe your copyrights, it's time to take action. It's rather simple than you might have ever thought.
Before You Go:
* Make sure the copied content you gonna claim were reproduced on a Blogger blog, Else Blogger won't be able to take further actions as they are able to access content only exist on their servers and you have to contact offending hosting provider for further assistance.
* You should login to your Google account before you submit your copyright complaint.