Let's say that I have an MIT license on some open source software I created. I understand that with an MIT license, I need to state the license information in certain points of a code. I was wondering if it would be possible to change the MIT license so that it is registered to a different person so that they can manipulate the code and then have the new code completely licensed as their own.
If you are the copyright holder (you wrote it, but not for someone else), then you are not bound by the license. You are the licenser not the licensee.
Therefore, you can:
- Reassign copyright to someone else.
- Change the license (but not of already-distributed copies).
- Do anything that you could have done, without the license.
As others have stated, there is no need to transfer the license. You can, however, transfer the copyright according to copyright rules. Last time I checked, that had to be done in writing. I do not know if a digitally signed document is OK but I've done it in the US.