Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Posting ‘Deadpool’ on Facebook

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A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to violating federal copyright law by posting the superhero flick “Deadpool” to his Facebook page days after it opened in theaters.

Trevon Maurice Franklin used the screen name “Tre-Von M. King” when he illegally uploaded the R-rated Marvel action film eight days after its February 2016 release, allowing it to be viewed for free on Facebook over six million times.

Franklin, of Fresno, downloaded the Ryan Reynolds film from the free video streaming site Putlocker before uploading it to Facebook, according to his plea agreement filed in Los Angeles federal court.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt set Sept. 27 for sentencing on the federal class-A misdemeanor, which carries a possible penalty of up to a year behind bars and a $100,000 fine.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Posting 'Deadpool' on Facebook
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Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Posting 'Deadpool' on Facebook
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A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to violating federal copyright law by posting superhero flick "Deadpool" to his Facebook page days after it opened in theaters.
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