thanks to those companies’ wise decision to use their own DRM The wise decision would be to drop the fuckin' drm already, and respect your damn customers. Because only your customers are affected by your drm.
I think that's the crux of the problem with the current system: people despise their "leaders".
A democracy don't really need leaders in the traditional sense. (that's why it is much less susceptible to bribery and corruption, and more to demagogy) It needs a forum where people decide what to do, and an executive branch that executes exactly what is decided, exactly as decided by the people.
First would be the problems as hand would have to be simple enough to figure out a solution for. You imply that there are actual problems that a politician can solve, but a group of experts (real experts with working knowledge) couldn't. You must be kidding, right?
We live in a society for a reason. No one is capable of solving every problem, but together..
Next it would require citizens to have standing and a willingness to engage in a legal fight to attempt to correct the problem. I'm talking about a real democracy, not some legal fight. In a real democracy, every citizen have a standing because they're citizens.