Internet Users, learning they could watch T.V. programs and movies online for free, did their searches.
This site demanded one register, that site demanded payment, another site limited access.
Users kept going until they found the Free Online site and used it.
The sites which demanded registration or pay or limited access found their user base was not increasing; in some cases, decreasing.
Many sites didn’t seem to get the fact that there was competition. And where there is competition, the best site wins.