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Ethics of Fandom

This week, we take a step back from the things we are fans of to talk about fandom itself. What rights or ownership do we, as fans, have over the properties we love? What is the interaction between media and the fan-created content it inspires, such as fan fiction? And why do fan responses to media sometimes turn so horribly toxic?

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.