I am making a digital copy of a work so I can make it available to my friends on WhatsApp. Does this count as a reproduction?


Yes, the existence of a reproduction is not determined by the carrier it is stored on. A copy of the work will be saved in the memory of the computer and on WhatsApp’s remote servers. These two copies are considered to be reproductions. You have to assess whether you need to ask for permission or if there is an exception to copyright.