Gotta love the end of the story, where they spend more space begging for donations than the story itself took up. Not to mention the fact that if his insurer is hiking his premium a substantial amount, it probably doesn't have anything to do with the PPACA - if the insurance company were legally mandated to cancel his plan, they wouldn't just say "ok well you can keep it" while whispering "we'll do something completely illegal and breaking the law and probably get fucked in every way possible by the DoJ *just for you*". It's that level of non-credibility that gets right wing sources laughed at nowadays.
Considering this particular piece of software is absolutely trivial to find, I don't think they're going after anyone in this case. They're going after people who offer ROMs of the original Mario games (and many others) specifically because Nintendo does still sell the games, via the eShop, on all of their recent platforms, not to mention repackaged versions on cartridges and discs.
In addition, could you imagine the PR hit they'd take for going after a public school for infringement of a 20 year old piece of software that the school believes is the best way to teach students a skill, while they do not sell the software anymore? This isn't going after some random pirate who could legitimately be claimed to be cutting into their profits.
I don't know about the Win95 version, to be honest. Taking a look at the first Youtube video when searching for "Mario Teaches Typing", there's a comment from a month ago saying that he played it at school. It's easier than you might imagine in any case, because there's an even older DOS version that works in DOSBox, that can be downloaded from many places on the net.
But honestly, the idea of "gamification" is done so well by this game (despite being created a decade before the term existed), having a new and updated version would be incredibly helpful for teachers of any computer course that requires typing proficiency. If done as well as the original while focusing the changes in the right places (update the graphics [seriously, Mario doesn't even jump to kill koopas], make it longer, string levels together w/ save points between them, don't mess with the mechanics much besides making it clearer that you're not doing well on a stage and are going to fail at this rate), it would be one of the very rare smash hits for the edutainment genre. I could see Nintendo releasing an updated and improved version every decade or so, and profiting handsomely since nobody else makes these kinds of games anymore, and even fewer get so many elements of edutainment mechanics right.
You mean this system, the one ayurvedic proponents espouse, which categorize fish, onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, chives, and mushrooms as harmful foods?
I'm shocked reputable scientists haven't studied it more.
Canon sells the EOS 60D under their professional section, for $900. The second highest, the EOS 5D Mark III, is $3,400, and the highest, the EOS-1D X, is $6,800. Even moving to their most expensive non-EOS camcorder, the XF305, you're talking $8000.
In sum, if you think professional DSLR's all cost more than this contraption, you haven't gone looking. Most professional photographers don't drop $20k+ on a Hollywood-level camcorder, and a huge number don't go beyond the ballpark of $6,800 for a DSLR.