gdrumm - 11:50 pm on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0) I think this is one of those "cry wolf" scenarios.
This has probably already been said, but it makes no sense for Google to do this. They are making money whether the domain owner is running the ad or the affiliate advertiser is running the ad. As for the domain owner, it also would not make any sense for them to want to pull this down because affiliate marketers are driving millions of dollars in revenues to their sites and at little cost to the domain owners.
I think this is one of those "cry wolf" scenarios.