Authors have right to be paid for their work.
Nobody has a "right" to be paid for their work. If I doodle in a sketchbook, or shit in a bucket on stage, there is no fundamental right to be paid for that just because it feels like work to me, or looks like work to a bystander. In the same way, those guys that wander into traffic and wash your windshield without asking you don't deserve to be paid for making driving more stressful.
This is relevant to the discussion because "right to be paid for work" soundbite is used in enthymemes like this:
1. $random_thing happened.
2. We could (a) pay the artist every time it happens, or (b) not pay the artist, some or all of the times it happens.
3. The right answer is (a) because artists and authors have a right to be paid for their work, and the situation wouldn't have arisen if they weren't working.
I agree we should pay artists and authors to convince them to do more work. Beyond that, I also agree artists should earn enough to live with dignity, matching our respect for the class of work they do, and this isn't happening uniformly enough right now. Neither is the same as "right to be paid for work" because neither implies that they should be paid every time a thing happens, nor even that they need to be paid specifically _for work_ at all (not that it's necessarily a bad idea to pay them "for work", just that it's not implied by what I agree with, and is not a "right").
This is a ridiculous argument, and we should stop making it. You're making it even sillier by adding,
4. But we could also (a) make an exception, or (b) not make an exception.
5. Right answer is (a) because "mah propertah," or something.
Instead we need to go back to 1 - 3 and make them complicated enough to capture what's really going on.