Blockchain-Authenticated Evidence Now Acceptable in China

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Blockchain-Authenticated Evidence Now Acceptable in China

Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 pm

A Chinese court has ruled that documents authenticated with blockchain technology can be used as evidence in a copyright infringement case.

In its decision, the Hangzhou Internet Court, which specializes in Internet-related cases, said “it should maintain an open and neutral stance on using blockchain to analyze individual cases,” a Chinese law firm has confirmed citing an official judgment.

Part of the judgment reads:

"The court thinks it should maintain an open and neutral stance on using blockchain to analyze individual cases. We can't exclude it just because it's a complex technology. Nor can we lower the standard just because it is tamper-proof and traceable. ... In this case, the usage of a third-party blockchain platform that is reliable without conflict of interests provides the legal ground for proving the intellectual infringement."

The decision was based on a copyright infringement claim Huatai Yimei, a local media company, against a Shenzhen-based technology firm. The lawsuit stated that the tech firm reprinted Huatai Yimei article in its website without their consent.



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