Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fresno man arrested for allegedly uploading 'Deadpool' movie illegally;, June 14, 2017; Fresno man arrested for allegedly uploading 'Deadpool' movie illegally

"A Fresno man accused of giving millions a free peek to the movie 'Deadpool' is now facing possible prison time.

Federal authorities arrested and charged Trevon Maurice Franklin with a federal crime Tuesday. The 2016 blockbuster movie not only grossed millions at the box office, the film was also a hit on Facebook...

"They are trying to send a message with this case," [attorney Roger Bonakdar ] said. "To the community to warn them that there are very serious consequences to something they think is innocuous."

But Bonakdar says social media cases could also be harder to prosecute.

"You can track how many clicks, but there will be a question as to who watched the whole thing," he explained. "What's the real damage?""

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