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When China began streaming trials online. Related Topics. China has launched a digital "cyber-court" to help deal with a rise in the of internet-related claims, according to state media.
In some other countries, online portals to allow people to resolve legal disputes in cyber-space already exist. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case - a copyright infringement dispute between an online writer and a web company.
InChina began streaming some trials in more traditional courtrooms online in an apparent effort to boost the transparency of the legal system. Judges were sworn in and the first case was presented on a large screen in the courtroom.
More on this story. Some questioned the move, however.
China country profile. The court's focus will be civil cases, including online shopping disputes.
Legal agents in Hangzhou and Beijing accessed the court via their computers and the trial lasted 20 minutes.