Copy Law and Legal Definition

Copy means an imitation or reproduction or duplicate of an original. In the law of evidence, a copy is generally admissible to prove the contents in writing. According to USCS Fed Rules Evid R 1003, “A duplicate is admissible to the same extent as an original unless (1) a genuine question is raised as to the authenticity of the original or (2) in the circumstances it would be unfair to admit the duplicate in lieu of the original”