It appears that if you install Kazaa, Morpheous or LimeWire P2P filesharing apps you also install software so that all redirects to amazon.com from an Amazon affiliate is modified to look like redirects from Kazaa, Morhpheus or LimeWire affiliate bookshops, i.e. they are stealing the affiliate bookstore kickback from the original link-provider.
What complete and utter scum these people are! There's even a developer trying to justify this as somehow legitimate. What an asshole he is.
One would expect Amazon to promptly refuse these organizations access to the affiliate programs for good and in fact According to the NYT report on the matter they don't. Morpheus has already been kicked out of the affiliate program.Posted by Claus at September 27, 2002 05:02 PM