The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) advises that it may be within the scope of 'fair dealing' to make single photocopies of short extracts of a copyright work for non-commercial research or private study, criticism or review, or reporting current events. General guidance for fair dealing indicates that the following would be deemed to be acceptable:
This guidance is for all forms of information whether in print or found online.
Fair Dealing is a legal term used to establish whether use of a copyright material is lawful or whether it infringes copyright.
There is no statutory definition of fair dealing, instead each individual use has to be looked at within the specific circumstances. The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) states “The question to be asked is: how would a fair-minded and honest person have dealt with the work.
Fair dealing applies to literary, dramatic, musical, artistic or typographical works, not just text-based works. It does not cover the copying of printed music. Students on the BA Musical Theatre course may be able to copy music using the Higher Education Printed Music Licence (this licence does not cover copying of printed music for other courses).
You cannot share or distribute copies you have made with others. Which mean you may not email, post on social media or distribute print copies.
That would not be considered "fair dealing" and would infringe copyright law. It is much better to
share the link or the reference instead.