A Fresno, Calif., man shared a full version of "Deadpool" on his Facebook page while the 20th Century Fox film was still in theaters - and more than 5 million people watched the pirated copy, according to US law enforcement officials.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California says 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin was arrested Tuesday on a federal criminal charge of copyright infringement.
"Deadpool" was an American superhero film released in February 2016 and went on to become a blockbuster. The case against the man was part of an investigation by the FBI.
The illegal upload of the Ryan Reynolds movie was viewed for free by more than five million people just days after its theatrical release.
As reported at the Visalia Times-Delta, Franklin has been charged in a one-count indictment with reproducing and distributing a copyrighted work-a felony that carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.