They would benefit from it, but I wouldn't allow it.
I get enough flack and accusations about bias even when I do my level best to ensure fairness. If Phase were to pick up the tab for the disks it would be no better than Leaf publishing the "comparison" that they did – and I'd have no part of that.
A bottle of wine was enough, thank you.
And, just to clarify on the included Capture One trial software. It's necessary because at the moment C1 is the only software that can read raw files from all of the Phase backs as well as the Canons that were tested.
I asked Phase's permission to included trial copies on the disk, and it was granted. They offered a 10% discount to eventual purchasers, and have provided a coupon code which we've put on the disk as well. We make nothing on the transaction. It is there simply for the convenience of purchasers of the comparison disk.