StoutFiles - 7:12 am on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
As Lame_Wolf said, the guy broke the rules. He broke THE rule actually; encouraging clicks is #1 on the "Do not do" list. If they let this guy claim ignorance they might as well let everyone do it and claim ignorance.
If this was such a huge source of income for the guy, you'd think he'd bother to at least look over the basic rules of Adsense. It's really hard to get kicked out. We just hear the one-sided sob stories over and over; we never hear from the vast majority of people who follow the rules and make good money.
Speaking of his videos, he should be thanking Google for hosting them in the first place as he would have never had the bandwidth to host them himself.