FBI agents have arrested 21 Trevon Maurice Franklin, who is accused of copyright infringement following the filing of a pirated copy of Deadpool on Facebook, while the movie was still being played in cinemas.The pirated copy of Fox / Marvel's giant movie gossip has seen more than 5 millions of users, after it was uploaded to the social network, just eight days after the first release of the film, 12 February 2016.
The felony is imprisoned for up to three years in a federal prison. Franklin is also accused of reproducing and distributing at least 10 copies of Deadpool. The capture of the young pirate took place last Tuesday.
"The FBI's arrest of 21 year-olds is a message to the online community about the consequences that can be had by many who may be considered harmless," said lawyer Roger Bonakdar. "But that does not necessarily mean that those arrested for copyright infringement are also sent to prison."
"It is not yet possible to evaluate the damage caused by online copyright infringement," the lawyer explains, "mainly because the clicks that a particular page receives are not equal and do not reflect the actual number of views of the video."
“One can track how many clicks they made, but one has to ask a question about how many watched the movie. What's the real damage? ”He adds.