You'll hopefully forgive me for being curious. I've seen such an amount of dismay over the agreement with A. and I am as dismayed as any of you, so I would like to know:
1: what are you going to do with the “discount”? Use it or trash it?
2: who is willing to give up any agreement with A. in exchange for being able to learn (and perhaps make public) what their true motives/justifications are (i.e. disregard the nondisclosure agreement)? No idea if this is feasible without heavy penalties, though.