Man Uploads Blockbuster Movie To Facebook. The Location He Found Himself At Next Was Not Ideal
A man in California is waiting to hear his fate after he reportedly uploaded Marvel’s entire “Deadpool” movie to Facebook.
Trevon Franklin, 22, uploaded the film to his personal Facebook page after downloading it via Putlocker, a video hosting service often used for pirating. Once discovered by authorities, the movie was quickly taken offline, but not before it received over six million views. (RELATED: HERE’S WHAT EVERYBODY IS SAYING ABOUT THE ‘DEADPOOL’ SEQUEL)
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So this month, authorities recommended giving Franklin a six month prison sentence.
“The government recommends the high-end sentence of six months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a one-year term of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100,” the sentencing position, filed September 12, reads.
But here’s the kicker: it seems that Franklin did not think he would go to prison for his misdeeds.
After one Facebook user told him he could go to jail for pirating a movie, Franklin allegedly wrote:
“I got the ultimate way out of this, yall might be surprised on how I won’t go to jail but just become more famous.”
In another post, he wrote, “I’m just sitting back smoking out my bong laughing at these mfs who think they know what they talking I haven’t sold sh*t to anyone, or made copies.”
He also created a pirated movie group on Facebook called “Bootleg Movies” with a post that read “EVERYBODY JOIN.”
With guts and skills like Trevon Franklin’s I’m surprised the U.S. government is going to let him just sit in jail like this. It seems like a waste of talent to me. Not only did this guy figure out how to rip a newly released blockbuster and post it to Facebook, he also thought he was sly enough to get away with it. Sounds a lot to me like the U.S. government could use him as a sort of fearless hacker instead of just letting him rot in jail for a few months. But that’s just me.