Individual wrote:This doesn't bother me much, though, because it seems likely that once Hulu starts charging people, they'll go under and another site will crop up, probably done by pirates.
I don't think this will tank them as there are already many many pirate sites, torrents, rapidshare, etc., chugging along out there. Not to mention the fact that not everyone is comfortable downloading pirate media. Also, there are a lot of people who make more than enough money to afford some small fees and would just prefer to pay a small amount rather than waste time digging through torrents and whatnot.
From the second article you posted:
Carey said that the pay wall could be limited to special or advance programming, but that Hulu in general "needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business."
Sounds to me like they still plan on having a lot of free programming available. A certain percentage of people will always be willing to pay for a premium service. If Hulu wants to start offering a top tier service with additional features available to users who are willing to pay for it, I don't really see the problem there.