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.