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DSMA UnLimited

We give you influence

DSMA UnLimited is a company that strives to democratise lobbying.
Lobbyists fulfil an important function in a democratic society. You can’t just pay politicians directly to get what you want. That would be corruption, and corruption is something supposedly reserved for dictatorships or failed states. What you are allowed to do in a democratic state, however, is pay an interest group to lobby politicians!

We streamline this process. We give you influence!

On our proprietary platform, you can bid on any article of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. Become the highest bidder to secure your right to establish your very own sphere of influence over the chosen article: it is now yours to modify as you wish. 

DSMA UnLimited adds the bid for each article to its proprietary legislative ledger and provides you with a unique temporary certificate of ownership. This record also provides users with unique insights into their article’s history, including all earlier modifications by its previous owners and by political institutions. 

The price of each article is calculated using Natural Language Processing analysis that considers three factors: the rarity of the words used, their market values on Google Ad Words, and the intelligibility of the article.

Take action today and visit our website. Let’s kickstart the agile democracy revolution! 

Working with source material from the trilogue on DSA and DMA legislation and data dumps obtained through freedom of information requests to the European Commission, this project turns lobbying into a performative and playful experience. We want to shine a light on opacities innate to the bureaucratic hydra that is the “European Union”.

DSMA UnLimited was developed as part of the second edition of CODE: Reclaiming Digital Agency, a collaborative project by IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (Utrecht), School of Machines, Making & Make Believe (Berlin), Werktank (Leuven) and Privacy Salon / Privacytopia (Brussels and Antwerp).‍ CODE 2022 has come about thanks to the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Utrecht, Democracy and Media Fund, Fonds Soziokultur, Cultural Participation Fund, the Democracy and Media Fund, the Dutch Embassy in Belgium (Brussels), the Dutch Embassy in Germany (Berlin) and the Goethe Institut.


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