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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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Formed from the original cast of London's West End hit show Beatlemania, The Bootleg Beatles have become an institution in their own right with their note-perfect recreation of hits from every era of the world's most famous band.
would "One is rumoured to be somewhere in Japan, a second in Finland and, of course, the third acetate was in the United States which was used for the bootleg.
After the insighting process, Bootleg developed long and short-term strategies for Serenitea.
The Bootleg Beatles have taken their show around the world and this has provided Adam with some great memories.
Geordie Adam Hastings as John Lennon in the Bootleg Beatles >
Koch and Leitner (2008) found that clandestine development was carried out in order to avoid having ideas killed as a result of presenting unfinished work; also, echoing Abetti's findings, Koch and Leitner found that employees bootleg in order to bypass time-consuming, cumbersome formal procedures.
Kenny Hill, Victory Energy's CEO, said, 'We are very excited to commence the second well at Bootleg Canyon and we look forward to the continued development opportunities that the prospect acreage offers.
This "empty space" will be swiftly occupied by bootleg liquor, notes Bremmers.
He said: "I had three posters on my wall - Nirvana, The Beatles and the autographed Bootlegs poster.
Ben Zion Suky, the right-hand man of the real estate community's influential Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto and a real estate developer himself, is linked to a bootleg porn video operation, according to the Jewish Daily Forward.
According to statistics of Turkish Culture Ministry, police and ministry officials launched more than 9,500 operations against bootleg rings in the country.
Twelve-piece tribute band DEXYS BOOTLEG RUNNERS take to the stage at the Ku Bar for its traditional Easter weekend shindig on Thursday.
DJ Drama's 2007 Federal glamour shots all but deaded the mixtape (and, one could argue, a generation of rappers), and more recently, NYC Mayor Bloomberg sent storm troopers raiding down Canal Street, counter-intuitively turning the tourists' favorite bootleg strip into a ghost town.