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, 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 an

(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 rerecording, or by
chemical reproduction, or by other equivalent technique which accurately
reproduces the original.