Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for sharing sports ads on Twitter
A man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to sharing sports advertising on Twitter.
Joshua K. Stahl, 37, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York, where he was also ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution.
Stahl was convicted last fall of a charge that he illegally shared commercial images and videos of the Super Bowl between October 2015 and March 2016, according to court records.
The ads were posted on the social media site through Stahl’s account and by other users, according.
Stahl admitted to posting the ads, but said that he did so only for the purpose of entertainment and was not trying to advertise to anyone.
The company he used to post the ads was a third-party ad-sharing service called Twitter Ads.
The company was owned by the company that owns the Twitter account.
The Justice Department said Stahl shared the ads through the service and then shared them again through his account on April 12, 2016.
Stalkers also shared images and video of the game, which was played on Sunday, according, the Justice Department.
The Justice Department and Twitter declined to comment on the case.
The court filing said the company did not know the person who shared the images or videos and that they were not used to promote the SuperBowl.
Stuhl had pleaded guilty in March to violating a federal law that prohibits the sharing of commercial images or video without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
The tweet that led to the charges, which included the images and the video, had more than 3.5 billion views.
It included a message that said: ‘WOW!!
A lot of good people are watching.
If you want to see the game live, you can come to the game.
If not, then watch the game online.’
The Justice’s Office declined to say how many people watched the game on Sunday.
The charges are similar to one the Justice’s Department brought against Stahl in March, charging him with violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which prohibits the distribution of pirated movies and TV shows.