Admissibility of e-evidence generated by Telnet technology in software copyright litigation in China

  • Jiong He


Electronic evidence has been explicitly enumerated as direct evidence since the promulgation of the amended Civil Procedure Law of China in 2013. However the Law does not provide a practical standard for the admissibility of e-evidence, particularly regarding those forms of e-evidence generated by new technologies. In this article Dr Jiong He provides an analysis of the admissibility of such e-evidence generated by Telnet technology, which is often submitted by software owners in copyright infringement cases.

Index words: China; electronic evidence; Telnet technology; burden of proof test; admissibility of evidence; software copyright infringement