A whitepaper on cyberspace law-based governance was issued on April 29, when a forum of the same theme was held in Beijing.
Since it opened in September, the Beijing Internet Court has accelerated hearing times and improved efficiency.
Internet companies, especially those specializing in video or short videos, should be encouraged to protect their works via technological means including watermarks, said the Beijing Internet Court in judicial advice to local copyright authorities.
A trial by Beijing Internet Court over two short video-streaming platforms has been listed among China's top 10 media law typical cases for its representativeness of both substantive and procedural law.
Beijing Internet Court vice-president adjudicates, pronounces judgment on MCSC's claim against Douyu
The Beijing Internet Court pronounced judgment on the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC)'s claim against Wuhan Douyu Network Technology Co. The defendant was accused of infringing copyright.
Short videos online can be regarded as "work" as defined in copyright law, said the Beijing Internet Court in the verdict of its first trial on Dec 26, and both the plaintiff and the defendants accepted the judgment in court.
Beijing Internet Court launched the Balance Blockchain, and held a seminar on its management and application on Dec 22 in a livestreamed online session that attracted more than 1 million viewers.
Foo Chee Hock, dean of the Singapore Judicial College, and Quan Kaih Shiuh, executive president of the Singapore Judiciary Academy (SJA), recently visited the Beijing Internet Court at the invitation of the National Judges College (NJC).