Subject: File No. SR-NASDAQ-2006-013
From: Lawrence G Smith

December 21, 2006

To allow market manipulation like this is, quite simply, treachery.Information currently available for free should not be available for a "price".

If this is the case, then why not allow publicly traded companies the ability to sell insider information to anyone willing to pay a "fee". After all, information is information. And, if I am to be charged, I would rather pay for good information NOT the crap that is generally made available for free.

To impose a fee for INET book quotes puts you in the same class as personal injury lawyers and tow truck operators.