Purdue Professor “Lifts” Images From Academic Website Without Attribution – Insists It’s Not Plagiarism 6

Lopez_F14By Chris Simmons

In his recent work on Jose Marti, Purdue University English Professor, Alfred Lopez, borrowed images from the website “Latin American Studies.” In existence since 1997, this site was created and is run by University of South Carolina Professor, Dr. Antonio “Tony” Rafael de la Cova. The two images used by Professor Lopez are birth and death certificates available online only on Dr. de la Cova’s site. Lopez concedes taking the images, but denies any misconduct. A very interesting dialogue on plagiarism, defamation, and what constitutes a “public record” can be found here:  Dr. de la Cova vs Professor Lopez