Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?

Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret? Play

Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The lengths that TV show producers will go to in order to protect the secrecy of final episodes are legendary. Take "Breaking Bad," halfway through this final season, the actors started receiving redacted scripts; key scenes were blacked out. With "Lost," most of the actors were only told how the show would end when they gathered to film the final scene. And the script the "Sopranos" crew was given was missing the final scene altogether - some believed the series would end with Tony raking leaves. So what if the script for the Breaking Bad finale had been leaked? Could it have been legally protected as a trade secret? Law professor Christopher Sprigman explains in this video from Bloomberg Law. (Source: Bloomberg)

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