Hi Joel, I think your comments touch on the point raised earlier by MrFlippant.
So looking further into criticism and review I found this which seeks to represent the UK legal position:
1) The purpose is really for quotation, criticism or review
2) The material used is available to the public
3) The use of the material is fair
4) Where practical, the use is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement
However, it is important to note that, as well as the four criteria set out above, the exception for general quotation also depends on satisfying one additional requirement:
5) Your use of the quotation must extend no further than is required to achieve your purpose.
END OF QUOTE
Acknowledgments to the website below as visited on 13/9/21
CopyrightUser.org is an resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and the public
So this interestingly raises the question what is ‘fair’ and this must be fairly easy to argue strongly either way… so I wont go there.
It does however present the reader (and perhaps the owner of the forum where the copyrighted material is presented) with the question… is that fair? the answer maybe helps us establish which forums we trust and choose to visit.
Very interesting stuff. Oh yes and there is the adequate acknowledgment piece - perhaps a bit more black and white. But again this is very muddled in in terms of what, if any, acknowledgment is provided where my work is reported in the above cases. In fact the poster even declared on their thread that my first name is fake! So for me that pretty much defines ‘inadequate acknowledgment’.
Dr C (BTW my first name is Clive… hence the C)