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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Evidence Rule 1001

Rule 1001. Definitions

For purposes of this article the following definitions are applicable:

(a)Writings.--Writings, which include recordings, are defined in Rule 801(e).

(b)Photographs.--Photographs include still photographs, X-ray films, video tapes, motion pictures and similar forms of reproduced likenesses.

(c)Original.--An original of a writing is the writing itself or any counterpart intended by the person or persons executing or issuing it to have the same effect. An original of a photograph includes the negative or any print therefrom. If data are stored by means of a computer or similar device, any printout or other output readable by sight, shown to reflect the data accurately, is an original.

(d)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 reductions, or by mechanical or electronic re-recording, or by chemical reproduction, or by other equivalent technique which accurately reproduces the original.

HISTORY:Adopted September 15, 1992 to be effective July 1, 1993.

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