All that is interesting, and I feel entirely sympathetic to what you say. However, I also feel sympathetic to what Renkat says!
The fact is, we play rather fast and loose with texts and images when it comes to blogging… and I believe that it does erode copyright protections. There ought to be an international directory for writers like the Poets & Writers directory in the U.S. Maybe there is. Wouldn’t it be nice to touch base with the writer along the way?