The plaster cast of David at the Victoria and Albert Museum has a detachable plaster fig leaf which is displayed nearby.
Legend claims that the fig leaf was created in response to Queen Victoria's shock upon first viewing the statue's nudity, and was hung on the figure prior to royal visits, using two strategically placed hooks.
Possession of even a single samizdat manuscript such as a book by Andrei Sinyavsky was a serious crime which might involve a visit from the KGB.
Another outlet for works which did not find favor with the authorities was publishing abroad.
This law, however, is often disregarded when such political films are made supporting the ruling People's Action Party (PAP).
Channel News Asia's five-part documentary series on Singapore's PAP ministers in 2005, for example, was not considered a party political film.
When an individual such as an author or other creator engages in censorship of their own works or speech, it is referred to as self-censorship.
Direct censorship may or may not be legal, depending on the type, location, and content.
The right-hand page also includes a hand-written confirmation of that decision by the local "Solidarność" Trade Union.
In wartime, explicit censorship is carried out with the intent of preventing the release of information that might be useful to an enemy.