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As the lines between the human author and their digital assistants blur further, the existing idea of data authorship loses its value. We might be unable to discern particular contributions, and the signal from synthetic systems could encode an indecipherable set of sources. In addition to cryptographic signatures, data should be judged by its merit and evaluated by a [symbolic] formal system that infers its credibility. Creative work might be separated into two categories: biological and augmented. However, in cases where synthetic assistance makes a significant difference, a purely human method could fall behind. The loss of our claim for authorship could contribute to the loss of human agency in general.