either redraw the parts that got violated by black bars
or you use something like this https://github.com/shubhampachori12110095/DeepMindBreak
There might be a few more recent software, but that might be a good place to start
what about the japanese mosaic removing machines
do they work, and would it be possible to make software that does the same
well I guess it depends on weather the mossaic is just a jigsaw or a distortion... I don't know anything about this.
Are you talking about filters like the ones in Gmask that are designed to be reversible? Those exist, but Japanese courts decided they don't count as censorship. And you can't use them to uncensor something that wasn't designed to be uncensored.
Are you talking about filters like the ones in Gmask that are designed to be reversible?
no, i'm talking about モザイク除去機
Does that bypass the law? I presume its still illegal for them to post uncensored art where ever, it's just Patreon is private enough for them not to worry.
it wouldn't bypass it, but maybe they realize that patreon distributes money into a buisness PayPal (of which a few governments are allowed to audit) so they could say they're a mangaka who sold X copies and never divulge their nickname. I'd be a bit skeptical if they knew of this loopwhole, but it's probably the case that a government isn't going to start doing detective work to track down who an anonymous artist is.
Plus they're distributing it through the US system. Japanese sites follow JP law and EN follow US law.
This more simple analysis is probably more likely
The subtle comedy of this image puts a smile on my face.