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Rule 1001. ?DefinitionsThat Apply to This Article.


In thisarticle:


(a)      A?writing? consistsof letters, words, numbers, or their equivalent set down in any form.


(b)      A?recording? consists of letters, words, numbers, or their equivalent recordedin any manner.


(c)      A?photograph? means a photographic image or its equivalent stored in any form.


(d)      An?original? of a writing or recording means the writing or recording itself orany counterpart intended to have the same effect by the person who executed orissued it. For electronically stored information, ?original? means any printout? or other output readable by sight ? if it accurately reflects theinformation. An ?original? of a photograph includes the negative or a print fromit.


(e)      A?duplicate? means a counterpart produced by a mechanical, photographic,chemical, electronic, or other equivalent process or technique that accuratelyreproduces the original.



2011 Advisory Committee Note. ?The language of this rule has been amended as part of therestyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to makestyle and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes areintended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in anyruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is the federal rule, verbatim.


OriginalAdvisory Committee Note. ?This rule is the federalrule, verbatim. The definition of "writing" in subdivision (1)corresponds in substance with Rule 1(12), Utah Rules of Evidence (1971).