FBI Arrests Alleged DEADPOOL Pirate For Sharing Movie To 5 Million Views on Facebook

Still from 'Deadpool'
Still from 'Deadpool'
Credit: 20th Century Fox

A California man faces charges of copyright infringement this week after allegedly pirating 2016's Deadpool film and posting it to Facebook in its entirety and making at least 10 bootleg physical copies, according to the Los Angeles Times

The film was reportedly viewed over 5 million times on his Facebook feed before being taken down shortly after the film's release in February 2016. The FBI arrested the suspect, Trevon Maurice Franklin, in his Fresno, California home on Tuesday.

Franklin, who allegedly uploaded the film on Facebook under the name "Tre-Von M. King," now faces federal copyright Infringement charges, which could carry a penalty of up to three years in federal prison.

A similar case, involving the piracy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, ended with a conviction in 2011. The pirate in that case was sentenced to one year in prison for purchasing a bootleg DVD of the fil.

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