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bootleg

1. verb To produce a fake or unauthorized version or copy of something. I hope you don't still bootleg movies.
2. verb To sell such a fraudulent thing. Is it true that Tom's made a lot of money bootlegging?
3. noun A fake or unauthorized version or copy of something. This must be a bootleg—the quality is terrible.
4. adjective Describing such a fraudulent thing. This must be a bootleg copy—the quality is terrible.

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.
forces are cracking down on an unexpected problem in this oil-rich country--gasoline bootlegging.
Artists and record companies have previously taken action against anyone copying their songs but bootlegging has now become a form of flattery.
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.
Then, with his back to the LOS, he will fake the Spin Sweep to A, drive straight back for three steps (again hiding the football from the defense), before bootlegging to the backside ready to run or throw.
In July, a week before the West Hollywood raids, the Billboard Dance Music Summit held a panel discussion to address the problem of bootlegging, with members of the dance community, including the RIAA, vowing to take stronger measures against pirates and against DJ dance compilations in particular.
Summary: A man died after two men allegedly beat him with sticks following a dispute over bootlegging, a court heard.