How can a publisher say that he cannot sell the goods in a given country because of piracy? Or some other ridiculous reason?
What can customers do when the goods are not available legally? Steal it? It is certainly much easier to steal than to explain something to a penguin.
This situation was my very own experience in Poland (software, music, books, movies). It was (and sometimes still is) very frustrating when you want to pay but you are not allowed to and you are called a potential thief.