I need some advice from the pros here.
Recently I've been working on customs fonts and I may get other jobs in the kind soon. This brings me two situations I'm not sure how to manage:
1. Somebody has designed a typeface and hires me (as a freelancer, working in the office and/or at home) to perfect the design, complete the character set, space, kern and generate the files. In this case, we could say the person created the design of the typeface, the general concept, but my work also changed this design.
2. Somebody hires me (as a freelancer) to help on a custom typeface for another client. We work together on the design and the production. The exclusive rights to use are then sold to the client for a defined duration.
My question is, how do we deal with the rights on the typeface(s) in each case?
Does the way I am hired change anything? In-house, i guess i would loose any right? What when it's a freelance job, does working home or in the office changes anything?
Am I not supposed to get a portion of the rights? How can you calculate that?
What kind of contract should be made?
Till now I worked mostly on graphic design jobs where rights of use didn't come into play.
Thanks in advance for your help and advices!