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Disney has not granted authorization to use characters of its motion picture “The Muppets” in political campaign to São Paulo’s City Hall  

Ms.Joice Hasselmann,who is frequently called Miss Piggy, one of the most well-known characters of the film “The Muppets”, decided to use images from the famous film in her political campaign, simulating the puppets singing her jingle. However, Disney, holder of the copyrights in and to the characters, claims that is has not authorized use of such images by the candidate.

Although Disney has not announced which measures will be taken, it is possible that such use constitutes copyright infringement, subjecting the infringer to 2 to 4 years of imprisonment and a fine.