Content, and legal ownership of blogs, will become relevant in court proceedings.
Recently, we've been seeing various complaints and queries, in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue.
You need to remove "xxxxxxx" blog, they are publishing details about me and about my family.and
The contents of blog "xxxxxxx" is taken from my blog "yyyyyyy". I need this to stop, but I can't find contact information for the owner. Can Blogger contact the owner and have this stopped?and
My brother / sister / mother / father died recently. I need access to his / her blogs. Who do I contact at Blogger, to get this resolved?
In some cases, and when there are egregious enough offenses, Blogger may take action on your behalf.
The improved "Flag Blog" wizard offers new choices, where you may specify the offense that you believe is being committed.
Blogger / Google may take action - based on their own responsibilities.
Of course, action taken will be at the discretion of Blogger, and Blogger acts under the laws of California, and of the USA in general. Both "Due process of law" and "Innocence until proven guilty" are important principles here.
If you, or your family, are seriously threatened by the content of a blog, you may be better off contacting a lawyer who is skilled in Internet issues. As the Internet becomes a part of our daily lives, not just an occasional recreation, the public legal system has to become involved, in arbitrating clashes and conflicts.
The Blogger "Report Abuse" wizard provides solid guidelines about the possible scenarios, and when we can expect action from Blogger / Google.
With some problems, you may need services of law enforcement.
In some cases, when the content of a blog seems to predict real bodily injury to you, Blogger will even advise you to contact your local law enforcement agency for protection.
If those threatening you are serious, their actions will fall under the jurisdiction of the local authorities - and it's likely that your reporting a serious crime, before it's committed, will help your local law enforcement agency prevent worse problems. When you do report a threat, be calm and objective, and accept the advice of the officials who interview you - because you will need them on your side.
In other cases, legal ownership of blogs, left behind when someone dies, may be of interest to you. Here, unless the deceased acted with foresight and included the blogs in a will, you may also need the services of a lawyer, and / or litigation in the courts.