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Posting copyright videos on facebook can lead to jail time?

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Attorney Steve® Copyright Infringement Essentials - posting copyrighted movies on social media

In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss a California federal case from the Central District dealing with a man who posted the Deadpool video (without permission or authorization) on facebook and despite being warned by other users, ended up being investigated by the FBI and indicted by the DOJ.  He ultimately pled guilty to a misdemeanor.

This is a callout to all parents and teachers to start having these conversations with your kids and students.  Most people do not fully understand copyright law in the United States and may not realize that you can wind up in jail for posting a video.  The video received over 6 million views which is one of the main reasons why they want to send a message to internet users and try to deter future criminal conduct.

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