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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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Bootlegged pop song take books, as stated earlier, emerged from George Goodwin's Tune-Dex cards.
Although figures for bootlegged material dropped, the number of counterfeit CDs doubled.
Only 1% of retailers believed other retailers were selling bootlegged goods to customers.
About three in 10 corner shop retailers were offered bootlegged products over the past year, with hand-rolling tobacco and cigarettes accounting for 80% of the figure and beer and wine accounting for 18%.
The Gallaher boss said the problem was worse in hand rolling tobacco -- where bootlegged stock now accounted for 75% of total consumption.
But Glickman also noted that even bootlegged movies sold on street corners in the U.
Seven people beside Withers have been arrested in Palmdale for selling, producing or possessing large quantities of bootlegged DVD movies.
Officials say even unsuspecting customers who buy the movies can be arrested for possessing bootlegged copies.
Jumpin' Jack Flash'': Bootlegged from the ``Gimme Shelter'' 1969 Altamont concert film, this alternate version features a fantastic lead guitar break from Taylor.
The connection certainly has been bootlegged,'' Mundy said.
The clips that I saw, the guy playing me (John Michael Higgins) looks like a marionette," Letterman told the Daily News last year after previewing some bootlegged scenes.