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A few years ago I started working on an open-source project, but things continued and now--years later--I currently maintain my own branch of the project. The project currently resides on GitHub.

The project has the boilerplate MIT license and copyright on every file in the project. I have simply been copy/pasting this into every new file, and have never changed it anywhere.

So my questions are:

  1. How should I include myself in the copyright (and do I need to)?
  2. Can I update all the current files' copyright to reflect modifications over the last X years?
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    I'm not sure how I missed that question, but thanks. I believe the first response answers my question about being concerned with updating all the copy/pasted copyrights. – splinterz Dec 21 '15 at 10:06