Their obligation to never speak about the events that occurred during filming, except as expressly permitted by producers never sunsets, if the usual form was used.Originally Posted by PDXgal;3334572;
Their obligation to do publicity on demand, appear for follow-up programming such as ATFR and Where are they now segments, sunset one year from airing of finale.
Their obligation to appear and act as a Happy Couple sunsets a month or two from airing of finale. (Matt/Shayne cut that pretty close, as I recall.)
The odds of being sued for breach of confidentiality go way down, after finale airs (the ratings drive the advertising pricing and therefore revenues), and the next season is or isn't renewed by the network, because corporate revenues are not really at stake. Though there could still be damage to the "Bachelor" "brand" reputation, goodwill, etc. from candid disclosures about lack of reality, casting for roles, scripting of scenes, manipulation of outcomes.
Breaches of these confidentiality clauses happen all the time.
At least 10-20 of the most tenured, most senior staff (the names you can read when credits roll) for example essentially publish the filming schedule, together with photos, to the internet. So query how "important" it really is or isn't that the finale outcome be held confidential?!