Entertainment vs Pigopoly - What's the difference?

entertainment | pigopoly |


As nouns the difference between entertainment and pigopoly

is that entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games while pigopoly is (informal|derogatory) a cartel of greedy, overcharging businesses, specifically the entertainment industry.

entertainment

Alternative forms

* entretainment (chiefly archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
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  • a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others
  • (obsolete) maintenance or support
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  • Admission into service; service.
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  • (obsolete) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
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  • The entertainment of the general upon his first arrival was but six shillings and eight pence.

    pigopoly

    English

    Noun

    (pigopolies)
  • (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:
  • 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 comp.graphics.apps.photoshop, 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 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.

    Derived terms

    * pigopolist