UCLA on YouTube

Take Down Policy

What is this about?

Sometimes things get outdated.  Sometimes things change.  And we always want to be on top of copyright and privacy laws.  Here's what will happen when UCLA's YouTube.com channel needs to take a video down.

Why would you take down videos?

UCLA's YouTube.com channel will take down all or any portion of a video under these circumstances:

  • If the instructor, sponsoring department or its parent entity asks us, we will take the video down.
  • If we receive a complaint or discovery that a video violates intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party, it will be taken down until the matter is resolved.
  • For privacy and administrative concerns, or if the video violates law or is pornographic or obscene, it will be taken down until the matter is resolved.
  • If we run into operational constraints, UCLA's YouTube.com channel may take down videos.  Before doing so, we'll email sponsoring departments. 

How does that work?

  • Content provider request:  If you are the content provider and you ask us to remove a video, UCLA's YouTube.com channel will do so within five business days of receipt of the request and will email you once it is down.  If content still appears on YouTube.com two days after UCLA removes it, UCLA can request a review.  Google will use "commercially reasonable efforts" to remove content within 20 days.
  • IP concerns and copyright compliance:  The UC System provides outreach to content providers to make sure everyone respects intellectual property and copyright law.  We'll remove any materials discovered to be in violation of IP concerns and/or copyright law (by cease and desist, internal review, etc.).
  • Operational constraints:  We may remove videos on the basis of storage space and/or viewership performance.  Before doing that, we'll notify the instructor, sponsoring department or the parent entity.


  • To request removal of a video you have provided, contact us.
  • To notify UCLA's YouTube.com channel of a violation of IP and/or copyright law, or for privacy concerns, go here for instructions.