I haven't updated from v. 8 but I understand that an outside the US proxy site will let you download a non-US copy .
I assume the UK would work for an English version.
I don't remember where but I think I saw a link where you don't need you own proxy.For the download. So there are ways to circumvent this.
If your not working with blu-ray then the DVD decryption is still supposed to work.
At least that's my understanding.
If someone knows different please post to correct me.