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One type of authenticity speaks to origin an item. Whether it be a painting, writing, or any other work, when a work's origin is in doubt, it can be said to be lacking authenticity. The inauthentic part of ghostwriting is that the name of the author on the content is not the person who created the content.



There is no requirement that the authors aren't credited. To quote another comment in this thread by someone from Scripted

  Yup. Which is why many of our clients give byline to our writers!
I agree that if the author isn't credited the setup is a bit dubious.




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