BIC judge gives lecture to law majors from universities in Hong Kong, Macao
A judge from the Beijing Internet Court (BIC) gave an online lecture to 90 law majors from five universities in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions on Dec 30, 2022, as part of a winter camp program.
He Cheng, a judge from the BIC's 1st Comprehensive Division, gave the lecture on the BIC's jurisdiction of cases, online trial process, technology application and the court's typical cases.
According to the Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Certain Issues Concerning the Trial of Cases by Internet Courts, the BIC's case jurisdiction mainly covers 11 specific types of internet cases within Beijing municipality, including internet civil and administrative cases caused by the act of purchasing goods, receiving services, lending, infringing others' intellectual property rights, personal rights and property rights. Among those cases, the three types of cases with the largest proportion are disputes on copyright ownership and infringement, network infringement liability disputes, and information network sales contract disputes, accounting for about 75 percent, 10 percent and 7 percent respectively.
All of those cases have outstanding internet features and are suitable for online trials, with IPR cases accounting for the largest proportion. The cases are also highly technical, with emerging and complicated legal issues.
He also introduced the BIC's virtual court system, the virtual court cabin, the norms on e-litigation hearings, and the BIC's achievements in copyright governance, Tianping Blockchain docked with Copyright Chain, which debuted in 2020, and its upgraded version released at the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services.