Cartel vs Pigopoly - What's the difference?
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.
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
*, Folio Society, 2006, p.22:
- He is cowed at the very idea of a cartel .
An official agreement concerning the exchange of prisoners.
- Xerxes'' whipped the Sea, and writ a cartell of defiance to the hill ''Athos .
(nautical) A ship used to negotiate with an enemy in time of war, and to exchange prisoners.
(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 alt.fan.rush-limbaugh and other newsgroups, Usenet:
* 2003 November 19, "Tacit" (username), "
- It is no more than a tie between the players in the Two-Party Pigopoly * of our government. ¶
Re: Screen capture from DVD", in comp.graphics.apps.photoshop, Usenet:
* 2005 February 21, "news" (username), "
- That's actually quite encouraging; it shows that no matter how much they try, pigopolies like the MPAA can't stop technology with legislation.
Re: Mac OS X and the Cell Processor: A Marriage Made in Heaven?", in comp.sys.mac.advocacy, Usenet:
* 2006 November 7, "Data Banks" (username), "
- 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.
Re: a quick semi-OT question", in alt.games.the-sims, 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.