December 21, 2006
I would like to voice my opposition to any fees being charged for price and volume information generated and published in connection with any securities markets. Free and open access to such information is a basic requirement for the effective operation of a free market. When access to such information is restricted in any way, different classes of participants are created. It is equivalent in every way to insiders trading on non-public information. In the latter case, it is illegal. It should be in the former also.