helleborine - 5:05 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
I had a local attorney since the company wasn't in my jurisdiction - the attorney was a friend who doesn't normally do IP stuff, as a favor, so no cost to me.
My fee would have been $250, which was granted, and $600 punitive, also granted, plus cease and desist of usage, also granted.
The defendant had a for-profit company in my line of art using my design as logo, giving the impression that my work was his flagship.
I'm not into asking for outlandish amounts of money that could make hard working people go bankrupt and go homeless, but fair is fair. I guess I'm not a douche, haha.
Getting back to Pinterest... Pinterest provided the tools, the social platform, the hosting and the encouragement for various people to violate my copyright >5000 times, and costing me huge amount of time in filing DMCA. Further, Pinterest encourages hotlinking of the images posted on their website with their EMBED code, multiplying injury.