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The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California says 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin who lives in Fresno was arrested Tuesday on a federal criminal charge of copyright infringement.
The feds estimate the retail value of those copies at $2,500, according to the Los Angeles Times which first reported the story.
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.