Of course, given how little transparency the conference had and how many governments want stricter regulations on the Internet, this is only because we were very lucky... Nonetheless, this is much better than what seemed like the inevitable outcome, so I might as well go ahead and take my blackout userpics down. (A week from now, just in case.)
EDIT: My paid account time ran out yesterday, so instead I'll wait until I get my account upgraded back. Probably on Christmas.