Does anybody have experience with the Authors Coalition of America?
I just received a letter from them claiming that it holds (a significant sum of) money from reproductive royalties that are due to me "from one or both of the following foreign Reprographic Rights Organizations: CAL of Australia and/or CopyDan of Denmark. This money was collected by CAL and/or CopyDan in their respective countries, in connection with photocopying visual materials you created either individually or as a coauthor". They are asking me to fill-in a W9 and a form verifying that I am the author in order to receive payment.
The weird thing is that in the letter they list a photo on my website that as far as I remember, I've never licensed nor sent out as a high-res comp. I suppose somebody could have taken my web image and used that as a low res picture.
My initial thought was scam but after looking at their website, they appear to be legit. Has anyone actually received a royalty payment from them?
P.S. You can see if they are holding royalties for you at :http://www.authorscoalition.org/individual_author_distributions/list.html