I subscribe to Rivals, not Scout (so I can't speak to that...but I'd imagine it's a somewhat similar situation), and I have noticed that Rivals seems to be stealing a lot of its stories from Brian's front page here at mgoblog.
The most obvious instance of this was during the AD search. I remember reading Brian's list of potential candidates, and then about a day later, reading the exact same list over on Rivals pay-site. The exact same candidates. Maybe even in the same order. And with pretty much the exact same outlook/summary on each. If it would have been the other way around...I'm sure that Brian would have heard about it.
There have been a lot of other wishy-washy examples (i.e., not enough evidence to convict), but it seems like there have been a lot of verrry similar stories popping up over there a day or two after they're posted here. Especially recently. Maybe some of you can fill me in on some more concrete examples.
It seems like mgoblog sort of gets the screw because it's a free site. I'm no intellectual property attorney, but I'm sure some of you are. This isn't fair, is it!? I realize that there's always going to be a bit of back and forth action between competing websites in the recruiting game...but it seems like the big boys over at Rivals have very little hesitation to flat out re-word and re-post Brian's hard work.