Awhile back, I posted an ESPN spokesman's warning that fans would not be able to get hold of someone else's log-in and password to pick up ESPN360.com's exclusive coverage of the N.C. State-Maryland football game tomorrow. (ESPN360's live streaming is available only to customers of certain Internet service providers, such as AT&T and Verizon. Time Warner doesn't have it.)
But the word is some fans have tried that, and it's working.
Here's exactly what Paul Melvin of ESPN told me:
"As for the passwords, it's not a case of sharing a password and logging in. The user is detected based upon who their ISP is for the computer they are using. If you are accessing ESPN360.com from a computer that is served by an affiliated ISP, the person would have access. If they access it via a connection from a non-affiliated ISP, they would receive a message that their ISP does not provide access."
For whatever that's worth.
If I get more info., I'll pass it along.