Yes - you cant clone a subset either.Right, but cloning just the spin (or polarization), and not the other properties, is already a violation of the no-cloning theorem. Cloning the entire photon is a violation, but so is cloning certain subsets of it. That's what I was objecting to. (I probably should have included your "It refers to an arbitrary state - not one parameter of that state ie its spin." part of the quote in my reply.)
I also checked what I wrote just to refresh what I said and I couldn't locate your quote.