In the web society era which are the rights and duties of scholars and researchers who use e-methods across the digital projects of social research? Which are the problems in terms, for example, of exchange, handling and "cannibalization" of data and analysis? To answer these questions the paper specify ethical dilemmas and the main legal issues underlying the uses (micro, meso, macro) of e-methods, suggesting some tricks and techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the liability regimes (civil and criminal), digital torts, information damages, informedconsensus, information-privacy theory, date-linking practices and the anonymisation/ encripting techniques of web data. So the essay offers a first theoretical contribution to the discovery of the law and the rights of e-methods in web society, in the arrangements of digital collaboration between e-researchers.
Keywords: E-methods, web society, etica, cyberdiritto, e-research, anonimato dei dati