Herald Watch has received an email from Latino Studies professor Antonio de la Cova Ph.D. in which he alleges that The Miami Herald used certain materials that it obtained from his web site without attribution.
The article in question is about Gerald Patrick Hemming, a man who the Herald's John Dorschner describes as an "adventurer" who died last week. Herald.com often links to related articles and materials it posts on its server in a box next to the actual story. In this case, it links to a court document which de la Cova says was lifted from his web site LatinAmericanStudies.org.
Also linked from Herald.com is a Herald article about Hemming from 1963 but the document is not from the Herald's own archive but rather from Professor de la Cova's archive at LatinAmericanStudies.org. Notice that de la Cova publishes the Herald's article on his site and gives attribution. The Herald simply grabbed materials (though the copyright in this case belongs to the Herald) from de la Cova's site. They simply printed the page from de la Cova's site and scanned it. He made their research easy for them and they won't even acknowledge him.
Likewise this document posted at Herald.com also comes from LatinAmericanStudies.org.
And this document was also taken from LatinAmericanStudies.org.
de la Cova concludes his email by saying:
All posted documentation was ripped off my website [page] on Hemming without any credit. The Hemming photo, which is also on Gordon Winslow's website, is properly credited to Winslow.