I had a quick question for anyone who might know any of the legal issues surrounding software. It is my understanding that all software, once created, is automatically covered under the US copyright act meaning your code cannot be copied or used in a commercial product without your explicit consent. Then there are software licenses which explain the terms in which users can use and distribute your code. My question is:
1.) How does one go about creating a software license? Is there a certain official legal process to setup a license or can you just put up a statement online of how to use your license and then anyone can use your license and be protected according to it's stated rules? I know Casey has a txt file in his project folder that you download and on the text file it describes his license terms. Is this enough to be considered legally binding?