The Hollywood studio hit headlines in November (14) when hackers broke into the company's network and leaked numerous confidential documents, including private emails, films, and the personal details of a number of celebrities.

The stolen information has now been published on whistleblowing website WikiLeaks with a search engine-style database, so users can navigate through more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 private documents.

Assange, the site's co-founder, says,"This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there."

A spokesperson for Sony has condemned the publication of the documents, declaring, "The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort... We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks' assertion that this material belongs in the public domain and will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company and its more than 6,000 employees."

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 in a bid to avoid arrest and extradition to Sweden on rape and sexual assault allegations.