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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.
Gallaher has warned that tobacco smugglers hit the accelerator in 1998, when the industry saw a dramatic increase in the amount of bootlegged stock finding its way to Britain.
One of the most prolifically bootlegged bands, with more than 200 CD titles in underground circulation at any given time, Counting Crows fan-recorded bootlegs show up on the Internet, on radio stations and in independent record stores almost as quickly as they are performed and recorded.
7 billion to Russia last year alone in bootlegged goods.
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.
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.