Rule 1001.      Definitions

 

For purposes of this article the following definitions are applicable:

 (1) Writings and Recordings.  “Writings” and “recordings” consist of letters, words, or numbers, or their equivalent, set down by handwriting, typewriting, printing, photo-stating, 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 an “original”.

(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 re-recording, or by chemical reproduction, or by other equivalent techniques which accurately reproduces the original.