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Man arrested for uploading "Deadpool" to his Facebook page

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/14/2017
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, actor Ryan Reynolds, center, poses with writers Rhett Reese, left, and Paul Wernick at a special fan screening of "Deadpool" at the AMC Empire Times Square in New York. Federal prosecutors say a man was arrested in central California for allegedly uploading the Marvel film "Deadpool" to his Facebook page days after its February 2016 release. The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California says 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin was arrested Tuesday, June 13, 2017, on a federal criminal charge of copyright infringement. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, actor Ryan Reynolds, center, poses with writers Rhett Reese, left, and Paul Wernick at a special fan screening of "Deadpool" at the AMC Empire Times Square in New York. Federal prosecutors say a man was arrested in central California for allegedly uploading the Marvel film "Deadpool" to his Facebook page days after its February 2016 release. The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California says 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin was arrested Tuesday, June 13, 2017, on a federal criminal charge of copyright infringement. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man was arrested in central California for allegedly uploading the Marvel film "Deadpool" to his Facebook page days after its February 2016 release.

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.

The arrest follows an FBI investigation.

The office says the film copyrighted by the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation was viewed more than 5 million times on Franklin's Facebook page.

It says Franklin used the screen name "Tre-Von M. King" to upload the film, which was one of the highest-grossing movies in 2016.

If convicted, Franklin faces a statutory maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.

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