Man to serve 3-years jail term for uploading Deadpool on to his Facebook page


 A Fresno man has been arrested and charged of copyright infringement for posting the movie Deadpool on his Facebook page for his subscribers to watch.

According to a press release from the U.S.Attorneys office,  Central District California, "Trevon Maurice Franklin, 21, who used the screen name 'Tre-Von M. King,' allegedly uploaded 'Deadpool' approximately eight days after its February 2016 release to theaters."

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The statement also sad that "as a result of the illegal upload, more than 5 million people were able to view the film copyrighted by the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation."

 Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Franklin not only reproduced at least 10 copies of the movie but used a screen name to post it online.

"He's a very young man, but its not uncommon to see Hollywood or the music industry go after the people who are young or of modest means for distributing copyrighted films," attorney Roger Bonakdar said.

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 The attorney said that the they were trying to warn others of indulging in such and also "to the community to warn them that there very serious consequences to something they think is innocuous."

 The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan White and Vicki Chou of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section. The suspect could serve three years in a federal prison if found guilty.
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