I have this text from my book. I thought 建设 means 'build, construct', by association maybe 'develop', but I can't figure out what it is doing in the second sentence. I put the 3 sentences for context. Any tips out there?

I don't much care for 'use for copyright building'.


  • googled "copyright development"yet?
    – user6065
    Jun 2, 2015 at 13:19

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You should really think of it like "establishing" given the context.

目前,优酷网融资的几千万美元中,超过一亿元人民币将用于版权建设 =

Currently, out of the 10s of millions of USDs that Youku has financed, over 100 million RMBs are being used to establish copyright protection [for their videos].

  • So, the money is not being used to pay royalties, but to 'establish legal ownership of copyright, which may then increase income from royalties'. Is that right? I thought they were somehow referring to funds set aside to pay for the use of other people's copyrighted material, be it films, MVs, whatever.
    – Peter Pan
    Jun 3, 2015 at 0:56
  • I think the next sentence makes the point that you thought of originally: "购买影视版权". That makes it clear that Youshi is buying rights to videos (presumably to play on their website).
    – Ringil
    Jun 3, 2015 at 7:58

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