That is what screws up most of these business models right away.
If you actually cannot get the media in your country, but know it is out there, there is a huge incentive to obtain it via "alternative sources".
Three years ago I could surf to any ebook vendor site and download anything they had on sale.
Now they all have "only available in the US and canada" everywhere.
Amazon.co.uk has "This publisher has not yet made this book available on kindle"
If you are lucky the ebook version will turn up in the UK at some point, months down the line.But sometimes not even then, as if the book is niche enough , it will never get its rights bought in this country.
WTF? This made some sense when you would actually have to commission a print run in the country concerned, but we are talking about making some computer bits legally copyable.
And if you do make them copyable, you will make money you will otherwise not make.
Even dumber when the book wont be hard copy printed in the country for the same niche reason.
Some kind of mass foot shooting going on out there.
The same with films that were released in the US well ahead of the UK theatrical release (sometime the US DVD was coming out before they arrive in UK cinemas)
And the first posters P!nk example as well.
These are the companies who thought DVD regions were a good idea, and would actually accomplish anything (top tip, the DVD player doesn't actually know what country it is in)