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Documentary Material

Statutory Law

18 U.S.C. § 1961(9) (2010) (Title 18—Chapter 96: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)

As used in this chapter [18 U.S.C. §§ 1961 et seq.]—
   (9) "documentary material" includes any book, paper, document, record, recording, or other material;

Administrative Law

28 CFR § 59.2(c) [28 CFR PART 59—GUIDELINES ON METHODS OF OBTAINING DOCUMENTARY MATERIALS HELD BY THIRD PARTIES]

As used in this part—
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(c) The term documentary materials means any materials upon which information is recorded, and includes, but is not limited to, written or printed materials, photographs, films or negatives, audio or video tapes, or materials upon which information is electronically or magnetically recorded, but does not include materials which constitute contraband, the fruits or instrumentalities of a crime, or things otherwise criminally possessed;