China opens cyber-court to deal with Internet cases

A new court has been opened in China that will deal only with Internet-related cases. ranging from disputes over domain names, to e-commerce disputes and copyright infringements. According to its website, the Hangzhou Internet Court has been launched with the aim ‘to maintain cybersecurity, resolve the disputes involving the Internet, and promote the deep integration of the Internet and economic society’. Complaints and fillings can be submitted electronically, and the trials are livestreamed. As explained by TheRegister, those wishing to file a complaints need to create an account with the court, and then verify their identity through an online payment service. The court audio and video and any evidence presented are encrypted and accessible online, while notifications and judgements are sent via email.