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[SPIKE] Investigate legal requirements for enabling sideloading in the Offline Library
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Investigate the necessary legal requirements for enabling sideloading of Kiwix ZIM files in the Wikipedia app.
Specific areas to confirm:

  • Image CC / Licensing details - do we need to add specific licensing details for each image which appears in an article from the ZIM file?
    • Kiwix does not include CC details for individual images, and does it enable inline images in an article to be opened full screen.
    • Kiwix includes a disclaimer in the footer of articles with a generic reference about media files: "This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the <date>. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike [link to] but additional terms may apply for the media files."
  • Is the current footer we show instead when that article appears in the Wikipedia app correct and sufficient in attribution?

  • Is it necessary to link to Kiwix's privacy policy anywhere?

Event Timeline

RHo created this task.Oct 13 2017, 1:56 PM
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RHo added a subscriber: atgo.Oct 13 2017, 1:58 PM

hi @atgo - are you able to check with Legal and perhaps Kiwix on this just for the sideloading version? thanks

Shoot! Just seeing this - sorry @RHo. Will follow up with @Slaporte

@atgo Any update on this after speaking with @Slaporte? Cheers. :)

Hi @Charlotte. I just added you to an email thread. Mostly looks like we're
good to go.

Thanks @atgo! I'll go ahead and close this ticket.