In countries where the freedom of speech is not upheld and authors that have somehow displeased the ruling regime are "blacklisted" (i.e. forbidden from having their works published), the blacklisted authors or composers may ghostwrite material for other authors or composers who are in the good graces of the regime. Some blacklisted communist sympathisers have won Academy Awards.
I’ve ghostwritten in the past but mainly help produce ghostwritten content for clients these days. While I see everyday the pragmatic utility of ghostwriting, I also see the cases where attribution is a lie as ethically bankrupt – though far more on the part of the publisher.
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In some cases, ghostwriters are allowed to share credit. For example, a common method is to put the client/author's name on a book cover as the main byline (by ) and then to put the ghostwriter's name underneath it (as told to ). Sometimes this is done in lieu of pay or in order to decrease the amount of payment to the book ghostwriter for whom the credit has its own intrinsic value. Also, the ghostwriter can be cited as a coauthor of a book, or listed in the movie or film credits when having ghostwritten the script or screenplay for a film production.