Over on RS
there has been a big debate on ownership and right of use for information and photos posted to their forum. You can read the full thread for more info, but the basics are that a member returned from a suspension and wanted to remove all of his photos and some of the info he'd posted. After deleting it he received a permanent ban and his info and pics were restored. The TOS was amended and during the debate over some of the language, specifically the use of the word "publish" (being taken to mean RS could use forum info/pics in a printed work), PW dropped this:
I recently had to insist that the site be credited for information used from it in a printed book that's coming out, so I have a strong feeling about who receives credit in this case.
Since RS is a collecting site and the only collecting book I know of that's coming out is Sansweet's (well, Kellerman and one other guy are working on books but they're more vintage oriented and not scheduled yet), and I know that Curto and some others are getting contributor acknowledgements, and Curto's "firing" came about the same time as it was revealed he had input on the Sansweet book, I put two and two together to draw a conclusion.
So, maybe not photos, but I'm just thinking that PW feels that the input that went into the book belongs to him since it was someone from his site that contributed. I don't know, speculation. Until Curto talks, or one of his friends that knows the full story leaks it, that's what I came up with.
Edited because, apparently, I can't spell or use proper grammar after 1AM.