A 22nd century legal question: if an ego commits a crime (or is charged/convicted of one), but then is destroyed, would the ego's backups be liable?
What if there is a significant time gap (months or more), and the backup was created long before the crime in question was committed, or even planned? Is this something that would need to be demonstrated in court to prove innocence? Would most authorities subject the revived backup to preventive surveillance/imprisonment/psychosurgery?
I imagine the response would vary based on habitat, but I'd love to hear thoughts about what any commonly accepted wisdom would be.