Knowledgebase: TeamSpeak 2 (Licensing)
Who needs to pay for licensing?
Authorized TeamSpeak Host Provider (ATHP-Based Licensing)|
Authorized TeamSpeak Host Providers (ATHPs) are entities that rent TeamSpeak servers to others for profit, typically charging their customers a monthly fee. You are subject to ATHP usage based licensing fees if you charge an access or rental fee either directly, indirectly, OR via inclusion of a TeamSpeak server as part of any rental or other paid service. All ATHPs are billed in arrears based on usage information that is automatically tracked by our software. Invoices are generated on the 1st day of every month and are due on the 15th of every month. ATHPs that fail to comply with our licensing requirements may have their servers suspended without notice. We will make every effort to contact you first if you are in violation of our licensing terms.
Examples where ATHP-Based Licensing applies:
Single Server Use Licensing is for entities that wish to use TeamSpeak in a commercial environment but are NOT in the business of renting servers. This is a one-time license fee good for one year of free version updates as they are made available. After the one year period expires, you may continue using the existing version but will not be able to upgrade without a fee.
Exapmles of commercial entities where Single Server Use Licensing applies:
If you host a TeamSpeak server strictly for non-profit AND you are not a commercial entity then you will not be subject to licensing fees. You must not exceed a total of 1000 slots on a maximum of 10 TeamSpeak servers within your organization. TeamSpeak servers are defined as ANY server upon which a connection is allowed - be it virtual or physical.
Examples of non-profit entities: