Cartel vs Pigopoly - What's the difference?

cartel | pigopoly |

As nouns the difference between cartel and pigopoly

is that cartel is cartel while pigopoly is (informal|derogatory) a cartel of greedy, overcharging businesses, specifically the entertainment industry.



(wikipedia cartel)


(en noun)
  • A group of businesses or nations that collude to limit competition within an industry or market.
  • A combination of political groups (notably parties) for common action.
  • A written letter of defiance or challenge.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • He is cowed at the very idea of a cartel .
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, p.22:
  • Xerxes'' whipped the Sea, and writ a cartell of defiance to the hill ''Athos .
  • An official agreement concerning the exchange of prisoners.
  • (Wilhelm)
  • (nautical) A ship used to negotiate with an enemy in time of war, and to exchange prisoners.
  • Anagrams

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  • (informal, derogatory) A cartel of greedy, overcharging businesses, specifically the entertainment industry.
  • * 2002 February 1, "Ayn R Keey" (username), " Re: Democrat National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe does not hold office", in and other newsgroups, Usenet:
  • It is no more than a tie between the players in the Two-Party Pigopoly * of our government. ΒΆ
  • * 2003 November 19, "Tacit" (username), " Re: Screen capture from DVD", in, Usenet:
  • That's actually quite encouraging; it shows that no matter how much they try, pigopolies like the MPAA can't stop technology with legislation.
  • * 2005 February 21, "news" (username), " Re: Mac OS X and the Cell Processor: A Marriage Made in Heaven?", in comp.sys.mac.advocacy, Usenet:
  • I think it is one thing to not have DRM built in in the first place, and keep your board from being being massacred by the pigopoly , but quite another to have built-in DRM and not implemet it.
  • * 2006 November 7, "Data Banks" (username), " Re: a quick semi-OT question", in, Usenet:
  • a lot of smaller ISPs were getting their feed from a certain pigopoly company that had decided to save money and unplug a heap of their storage units & sell them off.

    Derived terms

    * pigopolist