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The MIT licence says

publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software

but still to do that should you add notes or anything above or below in the licence or readme files to make it clear your not affiliated with the creators of the original work.

Should I add clarification above the original notice to say my changes I'm also putting under MIT licence and I'm not affiliated with the previous creators?

It just sounds like if I don't add any clarification it may seem like I'm distributing it on behalf of the original creators which I don't want.

Minor modifications by myself also under the MIT licence. As of writing this, I am not nor have ever been affiliated with the creators of the original work.

The original copyright notice in licence:

The MIT License

Copyright (c)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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If you are selling an unmodified copy of the software, adding yourself to the license text is the wrong thing to do.

You are selling access to a copy of the software, not a licensing permission. Without substantial modifications, you don't own copyright to the software. Adding your name to the license text would be misleading, and you are not in a position to sue for copyright infringement either.

That doesn't mean that you cannot sell a copy of the software for pricing and conditions of your liking and sue over "breach of contract" when the conditions aren't kept. But suing for "breach of copyright" is not in your toolbox.

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You can if you want but the licence doesn't require it.

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