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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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Bootlegged song sheets originated in the late 1920s as a transformational vet disobedient response to legitimate sales of sheet music in the United States (pp.
Now that "Duty Free" has virtually ended, so-called bootlegged goods are bought byand-large tax-paid and legitimately in other European Union states although some do come from outside the EU and others are the profits of crime.
An association spokesman said: "The vast majority of the packets which avoid duty are bootlegged or smuggled.
The band are way out in front as the most bootlegged artists in the UK with a staggering 384 different titles seized, figures compiled by the British Phonographic Industry's Anti-Piracy Unit showed.
Now an Action Week is planned to tell retailers how to spot bootlegged goods and invite them to call a Customs and Excise hotline.
The backside guard pulled deep to playside, and the QB made his belly fake and bootlegged deep.