Beijing Internet Court heard its first case, Douyin Short Video sued Huopai Short Video, on October 30, 2018, Beijing Daily reported on Wednesday.
The agent of neither the plaintiffnorthe defendant came to the court, instead, they attended the court hearing via e-court remotely.
The chief judge seat is in the center with judges’ seats on its left and right sides. Right in front of the benches, there are three digital screens, the central one showing the scene of the benches and the left and right ones showing the plaintiff and defendant respectively.
What’s worth mentioning is that there is no longer the seat of court clerk. The voice recognition system can make the real time record of court hearing and its precision can reach up to 98 percent.
The case also used the blockchain’s obtaining and keeping evidence technology. The plaintiff submitted a video evidence that was grabbed by blockchain technology and it was played on the court’s screen during the court hearing.
The court didn’t pass a judgment or sentence in court and the case is still under further hearing.