Mike Farley wrote:
Would the rights that Warner Bros owns--for the game itself--also include rights to any of the novels?
According to this article
Solomon actually directed the 2000 feature based on the billion-dollar fantasy game. Hasbro spokesman Wayne Charness said that “Hasbro owns the intellectual property rights to Dungeons & Dragons, period, because of Hasbro’s acquisition of Wizards Of The Coast in 1998.” Insiders on the other project maintain this has come up before, and that in a binding arbitration decision, Solomon prevailed and was proven to hold the underlying rights necessary to make the Warner Bros movie possible.
The question is what exactly are the rights which Courtney Soloman owns outright, which was decided in a previous binding arbitration. (ie. What exact agreement did Solomon sign with TSR/Wizards of the Coast back in the day).