The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has updated its 1-year-old anti-piracy Web site, http://www.pro-music.org. The site now features what is believed to be the first compr

LONDON -- The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has updated its 1-year-old anti-piracy Web site, http://www.pro-music.org

The site now features what is believed to be the first comprehensive directory of authorized music sites from around the world.

The directory offers links to more than 100 legitimate sites across the world, with an average of 500,000-plus tracks each.

When Pro-music launched in May 2003, it listed about 20 sites in the United States and Europe, with an average offering of about 200,000 songs.

The directory--which will be regularly updated--also offers information on the genres and number of songs available through each listed music site.

This week has seen the introduction of an Italian-language version of the service, Pro-music.it. A German edition rolled out last August, followed by a French version in January.