shallow - 9:30 pm on Jun 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm beginning to think that these affiliate program shutdowns are more about Amazon deciding they no longer need the affiliates and using the tax issue as a handy excuse to dump them than they are about the tax issue itself.
You may have a point.
Same with Google Panda (bye-bye a good number of sites created by hard working individuals that were with Google from the beginning and played by all the rules).
Now Apple is only permitting downloads of their OS upgrades from their own App Store, impacting retailers who have sold their products through the years:
Now Amazon dropping associates.
I have mixed emotions about entities like Amazon not collecting sales tax. Why should they be exempt and not others such as Best Buy?
There are equity issues that really need to be addressed.