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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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He maintained that a list of all bootleggers has been forwarded to the concerned police stations while officials have been directed to take strict action against those found selling moonshine.
The bootleggers form groups and clash among themselves, jeopardising public safety, the cop said.
If you want to expand the scope of politics, you should not just wait for Bootleggers and Baptists to come to your door: you should invent, develop and then unleash them.
In the new book, Bootleggers and Baptists, Yandle teams up with his grandson, an economist at Johnson and Wales University, to survey the theory and evidence and to apply the framework to cases such as the English Factory Act of 1833, health reform, tobacco regulation, and the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (TARP) of 2008.
Along with Bootlegger jeans, you can find the entire new line-up of jeans showcased in the new Denim Look Book, including newness in soft, stretchy and light-weight denim from Mavi, Buffalo and Silver.
It is claimed the officer used a mobile phone number registered in the name of another Indian man to contact the bootlegger.
Page, 63, told the court that bootleggers who sell recordings of live performances without permission, were "breaking the rules legally and morally".
troops are shutting down bootleggers and giving their gas away for free in an effort to control the price of gasoline, protect the livelihoods of gas-station owners and employees, and in the long term, reduce the wait and encourage investment in gas distribution," continued the Times report.
The Midlander bootlegger is a member of Dutch-owned website Kazaa which uses a tech-nique called peer-to-peer technology.
Dubai: The Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday sentenced a bootlegger to three months in jail followed by deportation for burning a rival's truck which was used to store alcohol.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Police on Sunday raided at house of a notorious bootlegger in sector F-10/4 and recovered of a huge quantity of wine and beer from there, police said.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Apr 11, (ANI): A day ahead of commencement of polling in the nation, the Narcotics Squad (NS) of Delhi Police arrested a bootlegger carrying illicit liquor in his car near Tigri Mod, MB Road here on Wednesday.
The CIA police arrested a bootlegger Aurangzeb with 30 litres of liquor.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Kohsar police station has arrested a notorious bootlegger and recovered 990 wine bottles from him, a police spokesman said.
Such collusion, intentional or not, is the basis for the "Baptist and Bootlegger" model of regulation developed by Bruce Yandle.