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Copyright is agreed internationally through the Berne convention, but individual country’s copyright laws differ so it is worth seeking local advice.

In the UK, for instance, there are a number of exceptions to copyright that permit "fair use" for various purposes including:
* Non-commercial research and private study
* Criticism, review and reporting current events
* Teaching in educational establishments
* Not for profit public playing of recorded music
* Helping visually impaired people
* Time shifting

The matter of trade marks is somewhat different, as they are protected only if "your use creates a likelihood of confusion on the part of the public" which is sometimes called Passing Off. So Coca-Cola would need to be very careful when using the Pepsi trademark on their website, but a movie reviews website would have fewer issues.

Source: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-othe … eption.htm