WE HAVE heard that some version of the content management systems Atex - used by among others the Guardian and Observer and the Indy - now refuses to allow editors to send copy to press without author data. The same has long happened in WoodWing, as used by Reed-Elsevier. Subs and editors - is this the case for the content management system you use, or are we looking at customised versions? Let us know, in confidence, via email@example.com.
Newspaper proprietors have long claimed that writers and photograpers can't possibly have a legal right to a credit or byline because it's "too hard" for them to keep track of it all - a position rather undermined by these observations.