Dan01 - 12:06 am on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
They have articles that are duplicated all around the web, I believe many of there press releases are scraped from other sites.
I am not sure about that Brinked. Some companies pay them to make their press release. Other companies pay them to just distribute their release. They are not your typical article directory. I have never seen them scrape an article from another site.
There is a similar popular business model called Businesswire. That is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. They are direct competitors with PRNewswire. I don't think either scrapes content.
They do have links to all of the sites that paid them. I am sure they link to some low quality sites, but much of their business is from Fortune 500 companies (Ford etc).
I guess my point is: They are not your typical article directory like ezine, articlesbase etc that post articles for free.