Originally Posted by desiv
It was always my understanding that Cloanto did that because they have a license for the ROMS for emulation purposes only. Could be wrong, but I always thought it was a licensing issue and not Cloanto's to "just distribute ROMs."
That said, as has been mentioned, it's really easy to "pull" the ROMs from within the emulated Amiga...
I thought one could download the Archive.org TOSEC collection's Amiga ROMs for free. I've been to the site and there they are just a click away.