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Yeah, I know it's boring, but it's necessary for me to state some legal things about the site. But unlike some other sites, whose webmasters are either lying or grossly misinformed, I'm here to give you the legal straight dope.
Let's start out with copyrights and trademarks. The Legend of Zelda series, images, character names, place names, storylines, and any related material are copyrighted and/or trademarked by Nintendo of America. I do not own these things, and I don't have permission to use them. I am simply using the common Nintendo material for the purpose of informing and entertaining. I also make no claim to own or have any control over anything that belongs to Nintendo.
I also use things such as news articles and screenshots from other websites without permission. Once again, no mailce is intended, and I do my best to cite my sources. Any watermarked images that I use retain their original watermarks as a citation.
When it comes to the various fan works, such as fan fiction, fan art, and poetry, there is not much legal precedent. Under the most conservative interpretations of the law, fanfics and other fan works are not copyrightable, and thus the authors don't own the stories. However, parts of a story can be copyrighted, and this includes original characters and the original idea of the story. This kind of thing has never been challenged in courts, so no one really knows how the law applies. But let me state how I see things. I believe that even fan works should be protected, therefore I will not tolerate any kind of plagiarism of fan works. If you are a plagiarizer, you will be publicly humiliated. The things on this site that can be absolutely copyrighted are wholly original works such as news articles I wrote myself, editorials, game walkthroughs, and game theories. These are protected by the law, and usage of them is under the control of the author.
I also make no claim to own the things displayed on my site, official art pictures being a prime example. I do not watermark pictures, and I do not restrict their use because I don't own them. But I did put a lot of hard work into scanning pictures, so if you want to use them, all I ask for is some credit or that you at least tell me first. Remember that no Zelda site owns the official pictures, and I make no false claim that I own the stuff. Just remember that if you want to use fan works, you must have permission from the authors.
I should also point out that since I am not maliciously using Nintendo's stuff, I do not make a profit from it. I have to pay a lot of money to host my site. All the donations I receive are put in a separate bank account that I use only for the web site. Trust me, I'm not making any money here.
Although I theoretically can copyright the layout and appearance of my site, the coding, etc., I choose not to. I'm not some anal-retentive weirdo who hugs everything to himself and screams "mine!". If you want to use the same layout as me, go right ahead, I won't stop you. But I will recommend that you add some personal touches. And also, directly copying things from my site might not bother me, but a lot of die-hard fans of my site might get pissed at you, so be warned.