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bootleg

1. mod. unauthorized or illegal [copy or something]; illegally obtained. (see also buttlegging.) He crossed the state line to buy cigarettes and then returned by a back road with his bootleg smokes.
2. n. to sell unauthorized or illegal copies; to sell contraband. They arrested the guy for bootlegging current movies on DVDs.
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The Bootleg Beatles will be appearing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Tuesday December 15.
Since Adam joined, the Bootlegs have welcomed a new Paul McCartney, also known as Steve White.
Our findings suggest that, beyond the practical reasons for bootlegging, there are deeper, more personal forces that drive some people to bootleg repeatedly.
Bremmers also emphasizes that the authorities should become more active in battling bootleg liquor producers and sellers, and do more to prevent sale of liquor to teenagers.
Kirk Reunion feat DEXYS BOOTLEG RUNNERS: Ku Bar, Stockton Thursday, April 9 Entry: pounds 6
Put your answer on a postcard and send it, with your full name and address, to Bootleg Abba Competition, Features Department, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, PO Box A26, Queen Street South, Huddersfield HD1 2TD.
He was caught in December 2003 with pounds 30,000 of bootleg CDs in a van at Stranraer's ferry terminal.
EACH VINEYARD HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THEIR ONE SINGULAR WINE THAT THEY EXCEL AT," CLICK SAID, ADDING THAT THE BOOTLEG COLLECTION DIFFERS FROM OTHER ITALIAN WINES IN ITS QUALITY AND EDGINESS.
In Britain it has become the top selling x-rated bootleg film ever.
As record companies run away from Latin America, investment in the industry is vanishing, leaving Latin Americans--ironically--to rely on bootleg copies from the street corner.
But the tribute to end all tributes will always be the Bootleg Beatles and in front of an eager international crowd they didn't disappoint.
THIS is the moment an eight-year-old boy was caught buying bootleg booze from a council house turned illegal off-licence.
But in fact, the only people profiting from bootleg CDs are the pirates who make them.