There is something else on which I should like to be enlightened. Suppose an author publishes a book in which he expresses certain opinions, religious, political, or otherwise, and later regrets having given publicity to those opinions. Would it be right that this
author-perhaps he may have published something bordering on immorality-should see his work republished, notwithstanding his own sincere regret for having' given expression to such views and opinions? I have in mind a book which created quite a sensation in the Old Country not very long ago, and possibly the author, when sober reflection had dawned upon him or her, might be very much opposed to a republication of it. Could any enterprising editor come to the minister, under this section, and obtain a license to publish that work in spite of the author, who is entirely opposed to the further propagation of the views and sentiments he has expressed?
Subtopic: COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT