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lets say the reviewer is called Joe:
I believe that Joe from #*$!xxx is spot on when he says:
"4 paragraphs of quotes"
He also points out that
"Loads more of Joes text"
What if Joe was against me doing this, can people use quotes freely or do we need permission?
Another test is the "transformative" nature of the use. If you take the other guy's review and post it as, well, a review, you haven't "transformed" the content at all.
In any case, if you have used the product and have your own opinion, why can't you write your own review? You can still link to the other guy's work, or say something like "Joe Blow agrees, giving Widget X four stars!" You don't have to plagiarise Joe's work.
I try to follow the Golden Rule. If Joe wrote something on his site, I'll give Joe proper credit with a link and maybe Joe can profit from someone visiting his site & buying something, clicking an ad, etc. Hopefully, Joe will do the same for someone else and that someone else might do the same for me. Like I said - the Golden Rule.
I see a lot of the better bloggers quoting things and including a hat tip (link) to another blogger to give credit to the other blogger who found the information first.
Even if the original guy agreed, you would still have the problem of duplicate content.
I've always wondered how much of the duplicate content penalty issue is a myth vs. reality. Think, for example, of an AP news story and how many times it is repeated in online newspapers, blogs, etc. Do they all suffer a penalty? Oh, well, I guess that's a question for another board.