Internet Fandom Is Killing Media - And It's Illegal
Copyright law assigns a large handful of rights to copyright owners without putting much thought into it. The entire system is designed to make established rightsholders' lives easier when "protecting" their work. Unfortunately, literally any of the actions that we would attribute to fandom are explicitly reserved exclusive rights of the copyright holder unless otherwise assigned or waived. The only legal thing one can do within fandom is to consume.