What does public knowledge mean?

Definitions for public knowledge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. public knowledge, general knowledge(noun)

    knowledge that is available to anyone


  1. Public Knowledge

    Public Knowledge is a non-profit Washington, D.C.-based public interest group that is involved in intellectual property law, competition, and choice in the digital marketplace, and an open standards/end-to-end internet. Its co-founders are David Bollier and Gigi Sohn, while Peter Suber is director of its open access project, and its directors include MIT professor Hal Abelson, and former FCC chairman Reed Hundt. Public Knowledge's work focuses on the three 'IP's of communications and copyright policy: information policy, intellectual property, and Internet Protocol. The group is known for its advocacy for copyright defenses and exemptions such as fair use and against the expansion of copyright in general. For instance, in response to the FCC's attempt to mandate a broadcast flag for all digital TV tuners, Public Knowledge led the successful legal campaign to have the rule overturned. One study of the politics of digital rights management policy concluded, "Since its 2001 founding, Public Knowledge has risen to prominence as the pre-eminent DC-based policy advocacy organization within the strong fair use coalition."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public knowledge in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public knowledge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carrol Landrum:

    And he said basically, ‘If you surrender it here, nobody would know about it. But if it goes to the board, it’ll be public knowledge and it might affect your reputation.’.

  2. Actor Dean Cain:

    Wow. When you decide to give a public lecture to the VP-elect, everything you have said now becomes public knowledge. I liked the response from Mike Pence, ‘ This is what freedom sounds like.

  3. Carrol Landrum:

    He said the director had told him to ask me to surrender my license right then and there or I would come before the board, and he said basically, ‘If you surrender it here, nobody would know about it. But if it goes to the board, it’ll be public knowledge and it might affect your reputation.’.

  4. Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello:

    Public knowledge about spousal loss in old age has in general a negative connotation -- bereavement is usually seen as an individual issue, however bereaved individuals vary considerably in their reactions to loss, and little is known on how the historical context contributes to adaptation to spousal loss.

  5. Shailene Woodley:

    You are the epitome of the word selfless, you did something knowing you wouldn't be able to come home, knowing that your country would have very mixed feelings and yet your integrity on what you believe was right or wrong or should be public knowledge was more important to you than almost your own comfortability and the life that you had lived for so long. So I would like say thank you to him.

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