Twenty-one-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin from Fresno, California allegedly uploaded the movie in February 2016 under the name "Tre-Von M. King." Prosecutors say the film was watched 5 million times in the two days before it was taken down.
Franklin is charged with "reproducing and distributing a copyrighted work" which carries a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.
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