Email permitting usage of unlicensed code

Hi there everyone! This is my first post here, so if I did something wrong, please let me know and send me off in the right direction, thanks!

Recently, I found some code written by a person that I found interesting. I wanted to make some modifications and use it in my program (under whatever the corresponding guidelines may be), but the code is unlicensed. I proceeded to email the individual, asking if it was okay if I were to use the code in my project with some modifications. He gave me permission to do so. Now my question is, is there anything else I should know about? Are there any possible legal consequences to this?

Thank you so much.

I am not a laywer. If you need real legal advice, call a real lawyer - keep in mind that no solid legal advice can be obtained from a public internet forum.

If you have some e-mail confirmation from the original copyright holder stating it’s okay to do so, that seems fine to me. In my opinion it would be wise to be reasonably certain about the 1) the identity of the person you e-mailed with and 2) if that person is the actual copyright holder.

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