The reference piece reproduced below is NOT from the "Internet Wayback Machine. I tried to find a prestigious source, contemporary to the time, to show that eCircles was widely regarded as a place of "Rampant Media Piracy". Not only could MP3's be fully uploaded and distributed though eCircles with ease, but entire Movies and Software could be "Shared" through eCircles unique "File Sharing System".
The ZDNET eCircles Widgets were displayed ubiquitously on ZDNET's Sites for a span of approximately 14 months.
ZDNET eCircles, is now a defunct, the vintage 2000 Landing Page is Courtesy of the "Internet Wayback Machine". I really wonder if ZDNET may have had a hand in the design of this site.
Here are the Official Rules for the eCircles "Share and Win" Contest. Courtesy of the Internet Wayback Machine".
CLICK ON ANY Image to ENLARGE GREATLY! It's better than Squinting!
The next two vintage screen caps, courtesy of the "Internet Wayback Machine" are the instructions how "Files" may be "Shared" that are not music files.