Discussions are sometimes very confusing. Steve Jobs has never been accused of plagiarism. One of the things Jobs learned from Dylan is that you first have to borrow ideas to arrive at innovations. In business it is well understood and accepted that connecting ideas is fundamental to innovation. Bob Dylan, being a source of inspiration to Jobs, is however very often accused of plagiarism.
Although widely discussed on the internet, it seldom touches the heart of the matter. Dylan always copied lines from books, bible and other songwriters. Most of the times it leads to a complete new innovative work of art as is the case with Chronicles. In some cases, however, it is just copying and not leading at all to something innovative. For example, the arrangement of Canadee-i-o, is copied from Nic Jones. A remark on a blog that Dylan could never play it the way Jones does, is beside the point. Copying is copying. And Dylan’s versions of Canadee-i-o does not add anything to the one of Nic Jones (besides that Dylan sings it in a better way). The same is true for some of the paintings in the Asian series. Dylan has in a number of cases just copied a photograph. Nothing more, nothing less. In all incidents where the thin line between innovating and copying is crossed, it would credit Dylan, the great artist as he is, to be more generously in giving credits.