RULE 1001. DEFINITIONS
For purposes of this article the following definitions are
(1) Writings and Recordings. "Writings" and "recordings"
consist of letters, words, or numbers, or their equivalent, set
down by handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating,
photographing, magnetic impulse, mechanical or electronic
recording, or other form of data compilation.
(2) Photographs. "Photographs" include still photographs,
X-ray films, video tapes, and motion pictures.
(3) Original. An "original" of a writing or recording is the
writing or recording itself or any counterpart intended to have the
same effect by a person executing or issuing it. An "original" of
a photograph includes the negative or any print therefrom. If data
are stored in a computer or similar device, any printout or other
output readable by sight, shown to reflect the data accurately, is
(4) Duplicate. A "duplicate" is a counterpart produced by the
same impression as the original, or from the same matrix, or by
means of photography, including enlargements and miniatures, or by
mechanical or electronic recording, or by chemical reproduction, or
by other equivalent techniques, which accurately reproduces the
[Effective February 1, 1985.]