I want to create a website which hosts some GNU Emacs manuals in a more accessible format. To do so, I convert the HTML pages at https://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html to Markdown.
Does this count as a "modification"? I am not changing any of the content of the manual (barring some links), but the new format is undoubtedly "modified", and since I'm not that terrific of a programmer I cannot ensure that every single word remains unchanged.
I would think that a different markup format would not constitute a modification, as the HTML versions of the manuals do not appear to have a different license than the TeXInfo versions, but since my process is a little more crude I'm really not sure.
I would like it to count as a verbatim copy as I don't feel like licensing the manuals myself (feels somewhat strange as I add very little).