'Breaking Bad' fans disappointed when live stream is blocked

'Breaking Bad' fans disappointed when live stream is blocked

'Breaking Bad' fans disappointed when live stream is blocked

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 19, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 6:54 PM

"Breaking Bad" fans were disappointed Saturday when a live stream of a funeral procession in Albuquerque, New Mexico was blocked because of copyright issues.

"Breaking Bad" fans put the show's main character, Walter White, to rest in an actual funeral procession.

The chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-maker, played by Bryan Cranston, died in the show's finale.
 
The character's obituary ran in the paper, but fans decided that wasn't enough. They decided to throw a funeral and sell tickets to it, with the money going to help the homeless.

Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers was to deliver the eulogy.

"It was clear to all of us that this was an opportunity to make a true and lasting impact," said Anita Cordova, ABQ Health Care for the Homeless.

Thousands of people had logged on to YouTube to watch the event, but soon gave up when the following message appeared: "This video contains content from WMG, BMG_Rights_Management, Sony Pictures Movies & Shows and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds. "

The fake funeral has a real burial site at a cemetery with a real headstone that will stay there.

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