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.
(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.