From the Acronis TI EULA: From the Dutch Copyright Act: Suppose I use Acronis I to make an image of a data partition that holds my PhD thesis. I hold the copyrights on anything I write so I'm free to give copies of that image file to anyone I want. Now the interesting part. Article 15c of the Dutch Copyright Act gives me the legal right to add copies of Acronis TI to the image files holding my data and alows me to distribute those copies as "part of a data carrier containing data (...) to make the said data accessible." The same applies to compression software like WinZIP, encryption tools, and even a word processor or spreadsheet app if the data is in an proprietary format that cannot be accessed by other programs. If M$ wouldn't provide a free Powerpoint viewer I would have the legal right to hand out copies of M$ Office together with my powerpoint slides. If the software is necessary to read the data, I can add that software to the carrier that holds the data. (Note that Acronis would be entitled to an "equitable remuneration." However, the second paragraph of Article 16c shifts that responsibility entirely to the vendors of blank CDs and DVDs. Acronis should contact the 'Stichting Thuiskopie' in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands if they want to get a cut of the levies charged on blank media.) Obviously, the law overrules the EULA. All CDs, DVDs, USB drives and other storage physically located in The Netherlands are covered by the Dutch Copyright Act, even if the manufacturer of the software is located elsewhere: jurisdiction can not be shifted abroad by a EULA. I'm sure there are a lot of other countries with similar laws. Would it be a good idea to update sections 2 and 3 of the EULA to make it compatible with the laws of the countries in which the program is sold? Alternatively, Acronis could add an option to create self-mounting image files so redistribution of Acronis TI is no longer necessary to make data in image files available to others.