A film fan who boasted about 'uploading' a pirated copy of Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line on the Internet faces a year behind bars following an investigation by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Californian LUIS OCHOA reportedly posted a message online, claiming to have a DVD copy of the movie.

When another film fan spotted the claim, he alerted bosses at the MPAA, who trapped Ochoa by setting up a bogus site offering pirates to illegally trade their wares.