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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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It is important to distinguish bootlegging from other clandestine innovation activities, particularly moonlighting, which is using organization time and resources for personal gain.
The civil case against the 17 Indians, in which two men have sought compensation for injuries sustained in the bootlegging brawl, is scheduled for February 15.
In common with many other activities in the "hidden economy," cigarette bootlegging represents illegal entrepreneurship, which is concerned with what Baumol (2002) refers to as the domain of the rent-seeking entrepreneurs.
Of course, nobody is forced to pay the exorbitant mark-up, although in some cases bootlegging may contribute to the length of gas lines.
We have consistently made the case that bootlegging damages retail businesses and the health of our communities.
Almost one in two retailers claimed bootlegging activities on both alcohol and tobacco had increased despite increased activity by both the Treasury and Customs & Excise to clamp down on the illegal trade.
The official figures do not reflect border shopping (which nowadays includes online sales as well as purchases in other states) or bootlegging.
Bootlegging copyrighted material into the vehicle could become extremely popular.
This too has a knock-on effect, such as loss of employment, etc So perhaps we've created, illegal bootlegging and legal bootlegging?
8 per cent on tobacco sales because of bootlegging, on beers 9.
What the band is doing represents not only a creative response to bootlegging, but they are also showing dedication to producing inexpensive, high quality recordings that are much better than the un-mastered novelty discs that other companies are trying to sell at the venue on the night of the show.
Summary: A man died after two men allegedly beat him with sticks following a dispute over bootlegging, a court heard.
It includes bootlegging, power struggles, making false declarations on punch cards to being off-site while in fact being present and continuing to work on-site, corruption, lending another project manager some of your own budget only to get it back at a later stage, and business-plan window dressing, to name but a few.
For small shops already labouring under stiff competition from supermarkets and the fallout from last year's foot-and-mouth crisis, bootlegging is the last straw.
5bn [pounds sterling] a year in unpaid taxes; the bootlegging openly encourages underage smoking and drinking; and many independents' livelihoods are affected by the erosion of business.