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Material objects, other than phonorecords, in which a work is fixed by any method now known or later developed, and from which the work can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. 17 U.S.C.
A copy is a true transcript of an original writing.
Copies cannot be given in evidence unless proof is made that the originals, from which they are taken, are lost or in the power of the opposite party; and in the latter case, that notice has been given him to produce the original. To prove a copy of a record the witness must be able to swear that he has examined it, line for line, with the original, or has examined the copy while another person read the original. It is not requisite that the persons examining should exchange papers and read them alternately. An examined copy of the books of unincorporated banks are not, per se, evidence.