> Now, we have the DMCA - a law we must collectively have agreed to, as it is no long merely a bill but a law.
I call bullshit on this. If we did have representative democracy that time is past. Now it's a charade. I know that the rep for my Congressional district affectively is a representation for ALEC, the US Chamber of Commerce, and other entities that give him campaign cash. I wouldn't say that DMCA is something at this point in history that we collectively agreed to. Supreme Court cases like Citizen's United have affectively taken away our representation in government. You're opinion sent to your Congressperson does NOT hold nearly the weight it did before in the big money era as it did earlier in the history of the US.
The only way we can get any representation at all is to form our own groups like the EFF, but at least by my reading the Constitution didn't intend for that to be the case.