United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Feb 24, 2020
Seal of National Film Registry
Use of seal
Prohibition on distribution and exhibition
No 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 not included in the National Film Registry; or
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.
Prohibition on promotion
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.
Effective date of seal
cite as: 2 USC 179q