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Re: Bootleggers

Posted by Mikko on August 03, 2005

In Reply to: Bootleggers posted by santosh on August 03, 2005

: what is the meaning and origin of bootleggers.??

Bootleg means the part of the boot that covers the leg; it's a place where one can conveniently hide things for smuggling.

"Bootlegging" nowadays means usually making/distributing of an illegal copy of a CD, cassette or DVD. Especially in the music world, bootlegging means taping and recording a concert without the artist's approval and later releasing it (without giving any profit to the performer). Some artist accept this.