You know the one thing that sold more PCs for IBM than anything else they did? They released the PC Technical Manual. It told how to build your own PC. Because of it, there were lots of clones. Because there were a lot of clones, a lot of software was written for it. And because there was a lot of software, IBM sold many more PCs.
Clones simulate the market and because of them, you sell more of the original than would be possible without them.
There is nothing wrong with bacon. Everyone thinks something is because the FDA lied to them. You don't remember the FDA, those folks who said trans-fat was good for you. Saturated fat has not been shown to cause heart attacks. That's fructose. So enjoy your bacon. It's good for you.
The only way to stop this kind of abuse is to sue any and all bogus takedown notices as copyright infringement. Issuing a DMCA notice for material you do not hold the copyright for is infringement and should be subject to statutory damages.
The way to fight takedown claims is for the copyright holder of bogus claims to sue for statutory damages for copyright infringement. A bogus takedown infringes on the copyright and should carry the same penalty as other infringements.
"That means it's really about treating the symptoms, rather than actually trying to prevent problems."
Of course. If the drug companies cure you, you stop buying their drugs. If they only treat the symptoms, then you buy their drugs for the rest of your life. Guaranteed return business. And if their drugs have side effects, they can sell you more drugs to deal with them.