FT promises syndication
The Financial Times will remove freelance work from its Historical Archive, upon request from the author.
This is the company's response after meeting with NUJ Freelance Organiser John Toner, who raised the matter with them.
Contrary to what was reported in the press, the Historical Archive will be made available only to academic and government institutions.
Said Toner: "If NUJ members wish to have their material removed, they should contact the FT syndication department direct."
The FT has said it will not pay for the use they have made of any freelance work so far, and any freelance who wishes to pursue payment should contact the Freelance office for advice about the viability of a claim.
Separately, the FT is inviting freelances to syndicate their work through its syndication department, sharing the revenue on a 50:50 basis. This applies to any freelance who has already given the FT such rights, but whose agreement did not include a share of the revenue.
More information is available from the FT syndication department.