Yesterday I received a 'take down notification' from Blogger, about this post. Another writing blogger has reported it for infringing copyright. It doesn't, but because a complaint has been made I must remove the 'offending material'. If I fail to do so, I will be in violation of Blogger's terms and the entire blog could be removed.
I cannot remove anything which infringes copyright, as there's nothing to remove.
I can challenge this, but must tell them the precise content the matter refers to – and I can't because I don't know. There was a link which supposedly would take me to the complaint, but it states 'unspecified'. If I did know, I would need to provide a sworn statement and all my personal details would be made available to whoever made the complaint.
There's a lot of stuff about me being at risk of perjury and having to pay damages if I go ahead. If I don't go ahead, I'm accepting the accusation I've infringed someone's copyright. Anyone who has read more than a few of my posts will know I take copyright matters seriously, and might understand how distressed I am by this.
If anyone has any experience of this issue and can advise me, please get in touch.
If this blog vanishes, you'll know it's because I couldn't remove what doesn't exist.