Lorel - 1:00 am on Nov 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
I can take down an "offending website" by sending a letter to a webhost and Google (DMCA).
It has been my experience that yes the host may take the site down but then the offending party can "lie" and claim the content is theirs and then get the site back up. The Host is not a lawyer or a court and thus they will not keep the site down without further proof. The offended party now has to hire a lawyer and take the matter to court and prove that the content is theirs.