I mentioned my love of the Blackmoor setting the other day in another post. I also mentioned in one of the comments that, despite its antiquity, Blackmoor is one of the more poorly documented old school campaign settings, having had only one really "authentic" presentation -- 1977's First Fantasy Campaign published by Judges Guild. Unfortunately, FFC (as it is often called by the old folks) is long out of print, unavailable in legal PDF form, and finding old copies can cost you a pretty penny on eBay or from out-of-print game vendors. There was a series of 3e-compatible Blackmoor products, but, much like the late 80s "DA" modules produced by TSR, I felt they made too many tweaks, both large and small, to the setting to be accurate presentations of Dave Arneson's originals.
What's worse is that Dave Arneson, originator of the Blackmoor campaign, doesn't hold the copyrights on his creation. For reasons that are obscure to me, possibly having to do with the work he did for TSR in the 70s, Wizards of the Coast owns Blackmoor lock, stock, and barrel. Check any of the recent Blackmoor products and you'll see that it's produced under license from WotC. If WotC actually were doing something with Blackmoor or were considering doing so sometime in the future, I'd be more willing to cut them some slack on this score. But the odds of that's happening are slim to none. You will never see a Blackmoor-related official D&D product ever.
This is one of those cases where, had I the power, I'd return the entirety of Blackmoor to Dave Arneson as a gesture of goodwill and respect. I think the man deserves it, given the unfortunate history he's had with the game he co-created. I might wish to negotiate a perpetual royalty-free license to reference Blackmoor from time to time or use its Greyhawk doppelganger in the future, but I'd have to acknowledge Dave's copyrights to the original ideas and concepts. Truthfully, this would be the gentlemanly thing to do, especially now that Dave is the sole surviving creator of Dungeons & Dragons and is in ill health. I honestly can't see much benefit in WotC's sitting on Blackmoor and requiring that Arneson license back his own creation from them if he wishes to publish products based on it.
But then, with attitudes like these, I suppose I'll never manage to become a millionaire. Oh well.