Original of a Writing or Recording Law and Legal Definition

According to 29 CFR 18.1001 [Title 29, Labor, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary of Labor, Part 18, Rules of Practice and Procedure for Administrative Hearings Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, Subpart B, Rules of Evidence, Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs], 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, other than with respect of X-ray films, 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”.