Blockchain application goes to the next city Shanghai court pilots blockchain technology

Source of this article: Client of People's Daily , original title "Using Blockchain, Time Superposition and Other Data Storage Technology, Shanghai Court Pilot Trial Record Reform"


Ju Yunpeng

On the 23rd, the Shanghai Higher People's Court issued a notice to launch trial trial reforms in 10 courts in Shanghai. The trials began on April 1 this year for a period of six months.

The notice clearly stated that the trial recording, video recording, intelligent speech recognition synchronous conversion of text records, and traditional paper transcripts are all effective carriers for recording court trial activities. The pilot court may choose or combine them in various pilot cases and pilot matters in light of actual conditions such as the judicial service needs of the parties and case handlers, and the conditions of information technology facilities and equipment. If the parties agree and meet the requirements, they shall give priority to the use of audio and video recordings instead of court transcripts.

Where audio and video recordings are used instead of the transcript of the trial, the court shall notify the parties in advance through written summons, notice of acceptance or notice of acceptance, notice of response, and notice of participation in the proceedings. At the beginning of the trial, they should be informed again orally to ask the parties whether they agree. At the final statement stage of the court, the court should again remind the parties if they need to correct or supplement the factual statements and legal opinions that have been recorded. If the parties agree to replace the transcript of the trial with the audio and video of the trial, they shall not regret it without justified reasons.

The notification requires that the pilot court should use a unified court hearing system with embedded intelligent speech recognition conversion function for recording and video recording, and use special equipment to store and back up the court hearing recording and recording data online and offline. Without the permission of the court, no one may delete, relocate, or reproduce the recordings of the court hearings.

At the same time, the pilot court should ensure the authenticity, accuracy, and completeness of the audio and video of the trial. During the trial period, data storage technologies such as blockchain and time overlay were adopted, and the court trial system with embedded intelligent speech recognition conversion function was used to automatically record audio and video recordings and identify the start and end time, interruption, file size, area Blockchain data and other information.

At the end of the trial, the integrity of the audio and video recordings of the trial shall be automatically detected on the site, and the "Metadata Record of Audio Records and Video Files of the Trial" shall be automatically generated and filed by the parties involved in the litigation after being signed. If the signature is refused, the judge and the person responsible for the audio and video recording of the court hearing shall record the attached file in the "Metadata Record of Audio and Video Recording of the Court Trial".