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The Berne Convention on copyright specifies the Right to Quote as an exception to copyright. Article 10 (1) It shall be permissible to make quotations from a work which has already been lawfully made available to the public, provided that their making is compatible with fair practice, and their extent does not exceed that justified by the purpose, ...


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As far as I understand (IANAL, IANYL, I don't impersonate one on SE either), the MIT license doesn't allow "... even though you legally claimed ownership of the code (as explicitly permitted by the MIT license),..." First, the owner of the code is the author(s) (or, if written under contract for somebody else, who hired them). They can transfer their rights ...


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