I have an Open-source library called animate.css-dynamic, with an MIT license.

My copyright statement says "Copyright (c) 2021 Mohammed Khurram", while in license notices I have written "Copyright (c) 2021 Mohammed Khurram (KodingKhurram)" is this considered valid?

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You can add your copyright statement in whatever form you like - it can be with your name, your pseudonym, both or completely skip it. You choose what or if anything at all you want to have written there.

The purpose of the copyright statement is to indicate the authorship of the code. This allows other people who re-use your code based on the license to attribute and acknowledge you. Further and conversely, if you don't add a notice which in some way identifies you, it might be later on harder to claim that it was your work, as will it be harder to judge if some other project uses without license code from your project.

  • So I can keep it as it is, right?, or should I make it same in both license file and copyright notice in other files (library files). Dec 2, 2021 at 8:13
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    As planetmaker says, it's up to you. Though I feel life will be easiest for everyone else if you use the same form of statement everywhere you use it.
    – MadHatter
    Dec 2, 2021 at 9:17

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