2015 ORS § 40.550¹
Rule 1001. Definitions for ORS 40.550 to 40.585

As used in ORS 40.550 (Rule 1001. Definitions for ORS 40.550 to 40.585) to 40.585 (Rule 1008. Functions of court and jury), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Duplicate means a counterpart produced by the same impression as the original, or from the same matrix, or by means of photography, including enlargements and miniatures, by mechanical or electronic re-recording, by chemical reproduction, by optical imaging or by other equivalent techniques that accurately reproduce the original, including reproduction by facsimile machines if the reproduction is identified as a facsimile and printed on nonthermal paper.

(2) 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.

(3) Photographs includes still photographs, X-ray films, video tapes and motion pictures.

(4) Writings and recordings mean letters, words or numbers, or their equivalent, set down by handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, magnetic impulse, optical imaging, mechanical or electronic recording or other form of data compilation. [1981 c.892 §71; 1991 c.857 §1; 1995 c.760 §1]