yosemite - 4:31 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)
Some guidelines for Fair Use [education-world.com] are spelled out here.
* Is the section of the original work used the most important part of the work? The less significant the portion of the work used, the more likely it is to be considered fair use.
When a scraper site scrapes an entire review, they are not scraping the "less significant" part of it. They are copying the heart of the review and making it less likely for the visitor to click on the author's site to read the rest.
Copyrighted works that are used for another purpose or designed to appeal to a different audience are more likely to be considered fair use.
I think the answer is "no" with scraper sites.
The guidelines do not allow users to:
use copyrighted work without attributing the author.
Scraper Rob admits that he is now scraping content without linking to the author's site. (i.e. not attributing the author.) That is not fair use.