No person shall knowingly use the seal described in section 179m(a)(3) of this title to promote any version of a film in any format other than a Registry version.
2 U.S. Code § 179q. Seal of National Film Registry
(a) Use of seal
(1) Prohibition on distribution and exhibitionNo person shall knowingly distribute or exhibit to the public a version of a film or any copy in any format of a film which bears the seal described in section 179m(a)(3) of this title if such film—
is included in the National Film Registry, but such film or film copy has not been approved for use of the seal by the Librarian pursuant to section 179m(a)(1)(D) of this title.
(2) Prohibition on promotion
(b) Effective date of seal