This is, very sadly, a common problem with Republicans “as we know them.” Draconian IP proposals have time and again gotten close to passage, if not actually passed (like the Mickey Mouse copyright extension that Disney bought) with little thought to how that would play out in a litigation-laden world, and the climate of paralysis it would engender. This is one of the very few areas where Democrats are laxer about the government hand.
In the meantime, virtually nothing is done (by either party) about the open robbery committed abroad by countries like China.
Any politician that represents me and supports this, they will not be getting my support or vote in the future. This legislation would make it easy to block Free Republic.