I have someone I know who has been videotaped while watching streams of content on YouTube that infringed copyright. She's rather distressed right now as she was under the impression that the act was not illegal. I would like to ask: 1). Is it actually illegal to simply watch a copyright-infringing video on YouTube? 2). If so, what are the possible penalties and the actions that can be taken by the person filming the incident and/or copyright owner? and 3). Would statutory damages apply? My understanding is that they are awarded if there is a chance of distribution of the work. Since she was only streaming the video and not downloading it I suppose statutory damages couldn't be awarded to the plaintiff. Is this true?