PUBLISHED: 14:06, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:15, Fri, Feb 14, 2020
Just in time for the half term break, Sonic the Hedgehog is out and hoping for fans young and old to go to see it. However, parents with young kids may not wish to go along to Sonic, for fear their children may not be able to stay still with the excitement. For those hoping to watch it at home, is it available to stream online?
Sonic the Hedgehog is only just in cinemas and is not being distributed simultaneously with streaming services.
In some cases, movies receive what is known as simultaneous distribution, where it is available to stream or purchase for download online at the same time as a cinematic release.
However, this is not the case for Sonic the Hedgehog, and those attempting to stream it online illegally will incur major legal problems.
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Sonic the Hedgehog streaming: Can you watch the FULL movie online? Is it legal? (Image: Paramount Pictures)
Any website claiming to have the film for streaming or download is illegal.
The Digital Economy Act 2017 means people could now face ten-year prison sentences for illegally streaming copyrighted content.
To be sure you’re not watching copyrighted material, you should go direct to companies such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, according to FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
To add further to these warnings, the CEO of FACT Kieron Sharp said: “There are now more ways than ever for consumers to watch movies and TV but not going to legitimate sources to watch new movies is not a grey area: it is against the law.
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