I'm on my own on this, arn't I? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />

I fear so. Not that I am against what you are saying, in the countrary, I would be happy if it was as easy as you say.
But the laws forbid copying (not that I give a dog biscuit anyway [i didn't say that :P]). I would say that the EULA usually applies on CDs themselves, at least as games go. Have you ever read console games licenses? You cannot copy a console game without having a modchip/modchip alternative so whatever they say about backups, it's just to fill up the paper.