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Beatfreakz told to remove Superman logo

Oct. 16, 2006 at 8:40 PM

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Dutch band Beatfreakz has been told to remove an apparent Superman logo from its Web site and the cover of its current top 10 single, "Superfreak."

The "S" logo, made famous for its place on the superhero's suit, is featured on the dance group's Internet locale and as part of its new single, causing DC Comics and Time Warner to request its removal, the BBC reported.

There was no immediate comment from Time Warner and DC Comics, which own the rights to the superhero, through their lawyers.

"Superfreak" is a remake of Rick James' 1981 signature song of the same name and is Beatfreakz's most recent musical reworking of a formerly popular song.

Previously, the group retooled Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" and is reportedly set to revisit the theme song to the 1984 film "Ghostbusters."

The BBC said that Beatfreakz's label, Ministry of Sound, offered no comment on the demand to pull the group's single, which is currently No. 7 on the British charts.

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